Beginner Peranakan Fabric Block Printing Workshop with Jennifer Lim

Peranakan Museum
22 Oct 2016
1 to 5pm
$75 per session (includes admission to Nyonya Needlework)
Express Fabric Printing Workshop with Jennifer Lim on 1 or 15 October 2016 at the Peranakan Museum.

Learn to carve your own linoleum block, and use it to print on fabric! Suitable for complete beginners, this workshop is relaxing and fun, and filled with easy practical tips on how to block print. Choose your favourite design from a bespoke range of images inspired by the Nyonya Needlework exhibition to carve into soft linoleum. Customize a washable textile artwork by block-printing with colourfast inks. Your hand-printed material can later be turned into a furoshiki wrapping cloth, a cushion cover, or a personal wall decoration. You get to keep your hand-carved block for use in future projects – cards, gift wrap, or even wallpaper!


All participants will take home a student pack containing instructions and supplier information. No art experience is necessary and all materials are included. Please bring along an apron or similar as inks used can stain clothing permanently. Participants must be over 15 years old as sharp tools are used. Images from this workshop may be used for marketing purposes unless otherwise indicated.


Limited to 20 pax per session on a first-come, first-served basis. To register click the following link:


Jennifer Lim graduated from Australian National University with a double degree in printmaking and Japanese. She has been an instructor at National Gallery Singapore, the National Library Board, and LASALLE College of the Arts. She studied Japanese woodblock printing and papermaking at Kyoto Seika University during a yearlong exchange program, and was an intern at the 400-year-old Kyo Karakami paperprinting workshop in Kyoto. Jennifer combines new and traditional techniques to form a unique visual language.