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April 8, 2012

Crafternoon: BLOCK PRINTING

April 14, 1:00 to 4:00 pm at MAWA, 611 Main Street
Free! All genders welcome! All ages! 
Materials, snacks and childminding provided.

Tasnim Siddiqua will teach the techniques of block printing on fabric, a tradition 
common throughout India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. 
Learn how the traditional, hand-carved wood blocks create intricate, and interlocking designs are used to make repeating patterns on cotton. 

Tasnim was born in Bangladesh and came to live in Winnipeg a year ago with her husband and children. Her family runs a block printing business in Dhaka, which provides custom made textiles, often for women who are planning a wedding. 
The block printing business in Bangladesh is highly competitive and it is important to constantly design new patterns to attract customers. 

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