Itâ€™s no secret that I love textiles and patterns and spend much of my time creating them. In college I took a number of printmaking classes and really enjoyed the hands-on process of applying ink to paper. It is satisfying, especially in this age of computer generated everything, to actually roll up your sleeves and create with tools and materials you shape with your hands. There is a catharsis in the messy process and I think many of us have stripped that from our daily lives.
So I was thrilled when I discovered The Papered Parlour via House & Garden Magazine. This shop in the U.K. offers classes taught by professional designers in block printing and wallpaper design. At the end of your class you walk away with your creation and perhaps a newfound appreciation in the process.
** Image Credits: Louise Hall for House & Garden