Courses at the Weald & Downland Living Museum

Wood Block Textiles Printing

The Course

A hands-on day of using wooden blocks, and learn a method that is different from printing on paper; Ink pads, dabbers, or brushes are used to apply inks – the wood blocks are positioned onto the material, and pressure applied by hand, or by striking with a wooden mallet to print repeat designs onto linen, calico, or cotton. Also learn about the development of textile printing to Victorian times and William Morris.

The Tutor

Will Dyke trained in Illustration and Printmaking at Harrow College, University of Westminster.

Will specialises in woodcut printing, and teaches regular workshops and classes. Much of his work is inspired by rural life and history. He is also the organiser of the annual Printmakers’ Exhibition in Chichester.

Participant Information

All materials will be included for the course but if you wish to buy further materials from the tutor this will be possible.

Fee & Refreshments

£70 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.


Thu 1 October 2020