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Christmas Block Printing Workshop with Bandicute

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Christmas Block Printing Workshop with Bandicute

Sat 15 October at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


rice: $160 per person (plus booking fee)

What you’ll get: Cutting tools, foam rollers, fabric inks, rubber blocks, cutting mats, heat press, paper, pencils, gift tags, blank greetings cards, fabric, tea towels, books for inspiration, instruction hand out.

Block printing kits will also be available for purchase on the day so you can continue to create your own rubber stamps and print fabric at home.

What to bring: Apron and sketchbook or design you would like to carve (though not essential, Jess and Ellen will bring some designs to choose from).

About the Workshop

Join Ellen and Jess, mother and daughter creatives, for a fun and exhilarating day exploring the versatility, spontaneity and joy of block printing. Block printing specialists, Ellen and Jess, will show you everything you need to start your block printing journey – from explaining design options, teaching you how to carve your image into your stamp and giving insight into their favourite materials and tools to use. With Christmas just around the corner you will be making gift tags, gift bags, greetings cards and stamped tea towel to gift to your loved ones at Christmas. Jess and Ellen will help you transform your drawings/designs into hand carved stamps. All materials will be provided. This workshop will give you the skills to continue using your stamp on any other projects for Christmas and beyond. No prior knowledge is needed!

Contact details: Phone 0408 265 781 or email

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of these workshops we do not offer refunds within 7 days of the event date.

About Bandicute

We are Ellen (the mum) and Jess (the daughter). In 2015, we made a big decision to pack up our homes and move to a 200 acre farm together with our hubbies and family. At the time, Jess was 8 months pregnant with her second daughter. As a passionate Aussie and nature lover, she found it extremely frustrating to see most baby clothes made in China and adorned with foxes, deer and rabbits, which are all pests in our country. And why? When the animals we have here are about 1000 times cuter?

That was the moment we decided to combine our creative skills and design our own range of Australian made baby clothing. We gathered together all of our favourite Aussie icons, and our Little Aussies collection was born.

It started with a few metres of digitally printed cotton fabric and a sewing machine at the dining table. Ellen with her many years of sewing experience (she actually made all of her own clothing as a teen and even her own wedding dress) taught Jess how to sew and after we made our first romper there was no looking back.

As women with insatiable creative appetites, we have grown into something much larger than this today. We have a team of talented Australian women to help bring our business to life, we have a range of hand printed homewares and laser cut earrings all created right here in our studio, and we also run workshops to share our creative skills with the world.

When we’re not being busy mums, or in the studio designing, making or packaging up your orders, we’re usually out on the farm spending quality time with our miniature galloway cows. These girls are our pride and joy and they feature regularly on our Instagram page!

BOOK: Block Printing Workshop — The Corner Store Gallery


Sat 15 October
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Local government area
Visual arts, Textiles
Submitted by email


The Corner Store Gallery, Orange
382 Summer Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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0448 246 209
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