Master Class

Block Printing Workshop with Padmini Govind

November 18, 2023
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Block printing test samples with pigment and madder root, prepared by Museum Tour Manager Katie Parry. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Join this master class with Padmini Govind of Thanangini Studio for an afternoon of block printing on handloomed stoles—a type of shawl—woven by artisans in Bangalore, India. Inspired by the floral patterns featured in “Jessica Campbell: Heterodoxy,” FWM commissioned artisans at Tharangini studios to carve custom woodblocks. Using these in combination with blocks from Padmini’s own collection, we’ll make our stoles unique with hand block-print techniques using mordant paste and madder root!

Organized in conjunction with Jessica Campbell: Heterodoxy

Event Information

November 18, 2023
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107


$85 Public | $75 FWM members

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About the Participants

Padmini Govind runs a family-owned heritage hand block print studio, Tharangini Studio. Specializing in fine block printing for designers in India and around the globe—such as Anthropologie, Pollack, Starbucks, Trenery and Good Earth—Govind’s passion is to support handblock printing in a holistic way, with fair trade, eco-friendly and sustainable practices. She has also started several vocational training projects for Autism centers in Bangalore, providing vital employment options for youth in need. Tharangini has partnered with Karnataka State Women’s Welfare center and other non-profits that provide dignity in work for women who are otherwise marginalized.

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Major support for Jessica Campbell: Heterodoxy has been generously provided by The Coby Foundation, Ltd. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

In-kind support has been provided by Tuft the World.

Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state art funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.