Hand-Dyed Fabrics and Block Printing -
I have always loved art and have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember!  When my two daughters had grown up, I joined a local art group run by Barbara Pearman which broadened my horizons and opened my eyes to new possibilities.  I had already done a correspondence course with the Open College of Arts on Art and Design covering topics such as painting, drawing, sculpture, graphics and textiles and it was the inspiration of my tutor, Jane de Sausmarez, that encouraged me to look around for a structured textiles course.  I completed my City and Guilds Level 2 Textile Decoration course in 2009 at Missenden Abbey and since then have been experimenting with many different techniques, such as space-dyeing, ice-cube dyeing, shibori and indigo dyeing.  Take a look at my samples on the following pages. 
I was introduced to block-printing by Jamie Malden of Colouricious and we have since worked on a number of projects together, combining my hand-dyed fabrics and Jamie’s own designs of hand-carved Indian wood blocks. Jamie also organises the most amazing textile holidays and I was fortunate to be able to go to India last month.  For me it was a life-changing experience.  Block printing workshops were organised for us but there was still plenty of time for sight-seeing and shopping!  If you love textiles, then visit the following hyperlink for details of a trip of a lifetime!  http://colouricious.com/textile-art-holidays-trips/ 

Left: Street view in the Pink City

Right: This lovely lady, Chanchal let me decorate her

Dyeing and Block Printing Workshops with Julia Phillips
 My passion is passing on my knowledge and expertise,  inspiring others to create their own unique designs.

I run block printing and fabric dyeing workshops to small groups of adults and children, either for parties or recreation.  Details can be found on the Workshops pageShisha/Indian Embroidery workshop now available.

Block Printing Workshops at the Knitting and Stitching ShowI shall be teaching more Block-Printing and Fabric Dyeing workshops in 2017, using Colouricious's wonderful array of wooden blocks at some of the major textile shows around the UK.  Follow the links provided below.

With the workshops for this year all completed, I am filling up my calendar for 2018, so if you have a group that would like to try block printing, please call me.

January has seen the first of my block printing workshops for a couple of U3A groups.  A few samples of work are shown below.

 My passion is passing on my knowledge and expertise,  inspiring others to create their own unique designs.

I am now selling packs of my hand-dyed and printed fabrics on the Products page.  Please visit for details

At last!!!  I have started a blog at www.dyeingtoprint.wordpress.com

Julia Phillips

Contact me  via email at lulu5358@aol.com

Member of the Visual Images Group


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