Straight from Jaipur, India, we are honored to host Jeremy Fritzhand, the founder of Studio Bagru for a whole weekend for the special Hand Block Printing workshop! He will give a presentation about how the blocks are made, the process of block printing, and the tools and techniques needed to produce quality prints on fabric.
- Film Screening
- Jeremy’s Block Print 101 presentation
- Printing proper
Session fee is P1,500. Each participant gets there own small tray of ink and sponges to apply ink onto blocks. There will be tray’s of blocks for each table to use. For those who want to print on big fabric, they are encouraged to bring their own as well as on clothing shirts/jeans/etc. There will be tote bags and bandanas for sale during the class as well.
This special September session takes place at our workshop space at Unit 302, 926 Pasay Road Condominium (Pamana-Languages Building), Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road, behind New World Hotel), Makati on:
- September 1, (Saturday) 2PM to 5PM
- September 2, (Sunday) 9AM to 12NN
About the Instructor
I started my textile journey in Bagru, India, as a Union College Minerva Fellow. There I founded Bagru Textiles, a grassroots block printing organization. After growing the company to a point of sustainable operation, I returned to the US for my Masters in International Business. In 2014 I joined MGF Sourcing, one of the largest apparel, sourcing, and supply chain companies in the world, where I was based in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and China. In 2016, I moved back to Jaipur, India and founded Studio Bagru to pursue my passion for hand crafted textiles.
Studio Bagru fosters entrepreneurial and design development in the block print community through tours, workshops, and sourcing solutions. Designers from all over the world collaborate with us creating unique hand block printed collections of apparel, home textiles, and accessories. We have also started a design program with local women block printers, teaching them to create new motif. This program, Bagru Bhabis, gives design ownership back to the artisans. This fall we will be launching a collection of print to order fabrics for interiors with the group.