Louisa Loakes

A textile potato printing class exploring the possibilities of one given design carved from potato. Remarkable variety can be achieved by rotating and flipping this design, discover as many variations as you can, noticing the positive and negative spaces in the pattern.. Progress from what you have learnt from this exercise and cut your own design and discover your own potato pattern using the square as your starting point.


You will need  

Set up a table with an old blanket with an old sheet laid on top of it (a sheet that you don’t mind getting messy to print onto)

1m plain Cotton or calico.



This can be any colour you choose – or this can be an old sheet cut up if you have one. If you don’t have any fabric you can alternatively use paper.

Old Household sponge to make an ink pad

Old plate or lid to put your sponge on.

Fabric Ink https://intaglioprintmaker.com/category/speedball-fabric-block-printing-ink or you can use poster paints or acrylics they just wont be washable after. For paper you can also use acrylic paints or poster paints.


knife & chopping board

Pen lid or small round pastry cutter (not totally necessary you can cut with a knife carefully too.)




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About the Blyth Art Classes 

Our classes will teach practical approaches to making with a variety of professional artists. There will be an opportunity to meet up together live online, share your work and gain feedback from the visiting tutor and our head of art Mindy Lee.  

These classes are for all students and staff currently studying/working at Imperial College. They are specially designed to cater to all abilities, so whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced artist, we have something to offer you. 

Weekly emails will be sent out about our Blyth Arts Events. Links to join each session will be emailed out on the day of the class.

We also have an archive of art classes for you to try here.

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