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 to India, Vietnam and Japan.  Visit the following hyperlink for details of a trip of a lifetime!  http://colouricious.com/textile-art-holidays-trips/ 

Inspiration comes from a wide variety of sources; native arts from around the world, nature and great artists such as Kandinsky, Klimt and Vincent Van Gogh to name but a few.  My passion is passing on my knowledge and expertise,  inspiring others to create their own unique designs.
Dyeing and Block Printing Workshops with Julia Phillips

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.

Indigo dyeing Sunday Special workshop at Queens Park Art Centre, Aylesbury on 6th August 2017

The Festival of Quilts on 12th August 2017

Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in October 2017

****I have 4 free tickets for the Festival of Quilts.  First come, first served *****

January has seen the first of my block printing workshops for a couple of U3A groups.  A few samples of work are shown below and I shall be posting more on my Facebook page shortly.  If you are involved with a u3a group and think they may be interested in one of my workshops, I would love to hear from you!

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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