Peranakan Motifs: Block Printing on Tote Bags

Public Class  ·  Print Peranakan motifs on your own tote bag!

2 Hours
Multiple Origin
Instructed in English
Ages 7 And Above

About the workshop

Block printing is a technique for printing text, images or patterns, used widely throughout East Asia. Traditionally, a design is sketched and carved into a block of wood, before applying ink or dye, and stamping it onto a finished cloth. It is one of the earliest, simplest and slowest of all methods of textile printing!

At Lokka Lekkr Makers Studio, block printing is made simpler and faster to learn, using foam or linoleum as a replacement for wooden blocks that require more skill to carve. In this hands-on workshop, design your own tote bag with Peranakan motifs, in an intimate studio housed within the cultural depths of Kampong Glam. Join Hairul, the Creative Director at Lokka Lekkr Makers Studio and an academia-slash-artist with multiple works in iconography & pattern making, on an enriching journey into the history and techniques of block printing, crossed with Peranakan culture!

Note: This workshop will only be confirmed when we have a minimum of 4 sign-ups. Full refunds will be given if the minimum sign-up is not met. Tell all your friends and family!

What you will experience

1. An introduction to Lokka Lekkr Makers Studio and its inspiring goal of translating stories into timeless, one-of-a-kind prints through their artworks and workshops.
2. An introduction into the basics of printing techniques and their history, as well as the Peranakan motifs you will be choosing from as you begin your creative journey.
3. Learn how to design your own stamp using foam (without using any sharp objects) or choose from the pre-cut lino blocks.
4. You will ink your stamp using a brayer with block printing ink and print the image onto an A4-sized cotton tote bag.
5. Bring home your one-of-a-kind tote bag!

Do wear something comfortable that you don’t mind getting dirty! Avoid white and light colours as the inks may stain clothing.

Note: This workshop can be customized for events/ teams with customized designs. Learn more here!

Flexible Cancellation

Cancellation is free of charge 48 hours before the scheduled start time.

Booking must be made 24 hours before the scheduled start time.

Other Details

Do wear something comfortable that you don’t mind getting dirty! Avoid white and light colours as the inks may stain clothing.


Note: Full workshop address will be included in booking confirmation email.

Nearby this workshop

Closest MRT:
Lavender Station (East West Line)
Bugis Station (East West Line/ Downtown Line)
Little India (North East Line/ Downtown Line)