1. PRINT YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS GIFTS

    Saturday 30 Novemher, 11am - 3pm
    Saturday 7 December, 11am - 3pm
    Price €75, 10 places available per session

    Make your own personalised printed gift this Christmas. Enjoy an afternoon getting back to basics on our one-day workshop: learn to print festive designs onto napkins, t-towels, tote bags and bunting using textile printing techniques such as block-printing and stencil screen-printing. A selection of pre-prepared designs will also be available for use. You will receive materials to the value of €15, including: 4 napkins, 1 t-towel, 1 tote bag, 1 metre of cotton fabric, as well as inks and binder for printing. Further materials can be bought at a cost on the day.

     

     

  2. Print Block, Dublin’s textile print collective, presents from 5-18 November 2013 site specific textile works for the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), at No. 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. The exhibition is free to the public and opens during Ireland’s annual design celebration, Design Week, on 5 November 2013.

    Print Block showcases at the RIAI a new collection of designs inspired by Dublin’s historic and contemporary architecture. The designs, which are hand screen-printed onto fabric in Print Block’s Dublin studio, are large scale pieces installed in a site specific manner, interacting with and within the space. This exhibition aims to showcase the use of fabrics as central to the design process for use within interiors and architectural projects.

    An evening of talks, entitled “Textile Architecture”, will take place on the opening night, Tuesday 5th November at 5.30pm. The talks will explore the synergy between textiles and buildings. Speakers include:

    Angela Rolfe, Assistant Principal Architect, Office of Public Works, will speak on architect Raymond McGrath’s Decorative Designs.

    Trish Belford will discuss Tactility Factory, an innovative, award-winning company initiated by the collaborative practice of Trish Belford (textiles) and Ruth Morrow (architecture).

    Liz Nilsson, a Swedish born textile artist, designer and co-founder of Print Block, will explore Sweden’s rich tradition of textiles in the public space – from historic examples to recent textile projects for public buildings.

    Olga Tiernan, co-founder of Print Block, will give a brief presentation on Print Block and its innovative practice to date.

    Registered architects can avail of 2 Structured CPD Points for attendance at the talks.

    The talks are free but booking is required by contacting Teresa Harte, RIAI, tharte@riai.ie

    A drinks reception will be held from 7pm to 8.30pm and all are welcome.

    For more information visit: printblock.ie | riai.ie | designweek.ie

    or contact info@printblock.ie or info@riai.ie.

    Sign up for the RIAI’s free public newsletter with the latest architecture and design news in Ireland on riai.ie

     

  3. Print Block presents site specific textile works at the RIAI (The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Coinciding with Design Week Ireland 2013, the exhibition will run from the 5th to the 18th of November.

    Full details of the talks to be held on the 5th of November to follow! 

     

  4. Exciting news for all our funders: this hamper is up for grabs!

    The hamper is a beautiful wooden box by Woodbofin from the Irish Design Shop that is filled with Print Block goodies; including 2 chopping boards, tray, tea-towel, table runner, napkins and placemats. 

    All contributors to our Fundit campaign before the 11th of October are in with a good chance to win! Go here to fund us: http://www.fundit.ie/project/print-block—textile-print-collective

    SPREAD THE WORD!

     


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  6. Join us at Print Block’s Open Day to celebrate our first birthday at our Cork Street studio. Saturday 14th September 12 - 2pm.  

     


  7. Hello! Please visit our new website: http://printblock.ie/ for all our up to date information. We will still be posting here on tumblr with all the goings-on at the Print Block textile printing studio. 

     

  8. Our new Autumn Programme is here!

     


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  10. There are still places left on both the ‘Beginner: Mark Making’ and ‘Advanced Beginner: Photo Stencil’ courses running during July. Drop us an email if you would like to join! printblockstudio@gmail.com