102% Funded


Target: €4000


€4,090 Raised


84 Funders




Print Block is a studio collective with a difference. In Ireland, there is no access to professional textile print facilities but we are addressing this gap, by establishing a textile printing facility in Dublin with affordable access. We are providing a foothold for furthering and securing young careers, and most importantly, enabling Irish practitioners to practice in Ireland. Our vision for Print Block is to raise the profile of printed textiles in Ireland and provide an important contribution to the Irish cultural landscape and economy.

The next step in fulfilling our vision is to properly equip the studio facility for members and workshop participants. With the right tools, there is no limit to what we can create. An exposure unit is a piece of equipment that is used to create stencils on screens that are then used to print artwork on fabric. This unit will enable us to make more quantities, larger artwork and we can print our new collection!

Print Block needs your support with this. For your generosity, you will receive the very first artwork created with our brand new equipment. All contributions will go directly to the cost of purchasing an exposure unit for the Print Block studio.

About us:
Print Block is not-for-profit and is operated voluntarily by us, a group of textile artists and designers who work enthusiastically with a shared vision to develop the Irish textile printing industry. We came together in 2010 and in September 2012 the studio was opened on Cork Street, Dublin 8. Now we offer workshops, masterclasses, open access days and membership to a community of printed textiles practitioners. Print Block design collective is also developing new work: original designs that will form a collection of hand-printed fabrics to be showcased during Design Week 2013 at the RIAI in Merrion Square. See our websitefacebook and twitter for more information.

The current members of Print Block are:
Liz Nilsson
Jennifer Phelan
Liz Walsh
Olga Tiernan
Ruth Doorley
Caroline Ryan
Mary Brennnan

Your support will make all the difference. Thank you!




The Print Block elves are kicking off preparations for your rewards and we will be in touch soon about them. Meanwhile, we have been busy getting ready for PRINT BLOCK AT THE RIAI which opens tomorrow evening. This exhibition presents site specific textile works inspired by historic and contemporary Irish architecture for the RIAI, Merrion Square, Dublin 2. From 5.30pm there is a series of talks entitled 'Textile Architecture'. Speakers including Angela Rolfe, Trish Belford, Liz Nilsson and Olga Tiernan will discuss the synergy between textiles and buildings. If you would like to attend please send an email to confirm your place to tharte@riai.ie. Join us afterwards at 7pm for a glass of wine and take a walk around the building to view the textile works. Hope to see you there! Print Block

Hamper names are in + another competition!

The competition for the hamper has now ended and the names are in, we will announce the lucky winner when the Fundit campaign ends on Tuesday morning! And now we're giving away another prize: a place on our next textile printing workshop at our studio on Cork Street! All of you who have contributed so far will be entered into the draw and anyone else who funds the campaign until it ends on Tuesday morning. We are at 80% and just 3 days left to go, let's make this happen! Thank you from Print Block. Olga, Liz N, LIz W, Ruth, Caroline, Jen

At 57% and a little surprise for you!

We are touched by all the support we have received so far for that we heartfully thank you! The campaign is at 57% of the target and we have 7 days to go. Now, we have some great news for you! We put together a really special hamper and you have been entered in to the draw to win it. The hamper is a beautiful wooden tool box from Irish Design Shop that is filled with Print Block goodies including; two chopping boards, tray, teatowel, table runner, napkins and placemats. Go to our facebook page to see the hamper. We need your help to reach the 100%. Please spread the word around that not only can some lovely handcrafted items be found on our campaign there is also a good chance to win this hamper! Every contribution made before the 11th October will be entered in to the draw. From all of us at Print Block. Olga, Liz N, LIz W, Ruth, Caroline, Jen

funders (84)

There are 73 public funders of this project

There are 11 anonymous funders of this project