AUGUST 17 - 20


Masterclass Schedule:August 17 – 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMAugust 18 – 4:00 PM – 6:00 PMAugust 19 – 4:00 PM – 6:00 PMAugust 20 – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


From ancient times, people who crafted fabric sought ways to embellish it in various ways. Different embroidery techniques, ornaments, appliqué – all of these were widely used by Ukrainian women to create unique patterns on traditional clothing, towels, tablecloths, pillowcases, curtains, etc.
One of the methods of fabric decoration was also block printing. It is believed to have been around even during the times of Kyivan Rus. Block printing involves decorating fabric by applying various patterns and designs onto the cloth using special carved boards, molds, wooden stamps, presses, and more.
The technique of block printing was relatively simple – essentially, it involved transferring the design from a carved board onto the fabric. However, like any craft, block printing had its subtleties and techniques.
Unfortunately, with the emergence of a wide selection of factory-produced fabrics in the early 20th century, the technique of block printing vanished from everyday life.
Our masterclass provides an opportunity to engage in the revival and reinterpretation of applying Ukrainian ornamentation to clothing. The symbol of the Tree of Life from 18th-century towels from the collection of Dmytro Yavornytsky and ornaments from the clothing of Cossack leaders from the 17th-18th centuries from the collection of the Chernihiv Historical Museum named after Vasyl Tarnovsky will be the pattern to use for printing.  
We will create our own personal design, using stamps with archaic Tree of Life images, and imbue our garments with meaning and history passed down through generations – combining the era of Kyivan Rus and the 21st century!
Duration of the workshop – 2 hours.Age – unlimited.
Masterclass Schedule:August 17 – 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMAugust 18 – 4:00 PM – 6:00 PMAugust 19 – 4:00 PM – 6:00 PMAugust 20 – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
THE EVENT IS FREE - with an admission ticket to the Sofiivska Square Museum Complex (300 UAH for regular admission, 150 UAH for discounted admission).

Legal address: 6 MYKHAILA KOTSIUBYNSKOHO STREET, Kyiv, 01030
Legal entity identifier code: 40409624
Non-profit organization in accordance with the Decision of the State Tax Service in the Shevchenkivskyi District of the Main Office of the State Fiscal Service in Kyiv No. 1726594600633 of 31.03.2017
VAT non-payer
Banking institution of the Company: KYIV MAIN REGIONAL OFFICE of PJS CB "PRYVATBANK"
Recipient's IBAN account: UA883218420000026001053050671
Bank code (IFI): 321842

© 2023 Dom Master Klass