Paper Pattern Print Workshop ~ Melbourne!

An intro to Surface and Textile Design

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SURFACE 1°22 designer ~ Emily Wills introduces participants to the digital textile and surface pattern design process fusing traditional art-making methods with low-tech digitisation. 

This workshop is perfect for beginners wanting a hands-on, simple surface pattern design experience. Paper Pattern Print is intuitive and does not require knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite - you will create repeat patterns using low-fi apps on your smartphone or tablet. 

Immerse yourself in creative play as we design original motifs and basic units by hand, then digitise artwork and turn ideas into beautiful repeatable patterns. We’ll play with scale and repetition to create gorgeous surface design artwork and ready-to-go digital files for printing your designs onto paper, fabric and customisable products. 

Please note this is a one-off event and tickets are limited.

Please read our Course Agreement which sets out the Terms and Conditions, Cancellation, Privacy and Copyright Policies. By booking a workshop or short course with SURFACE 1°22 Design School, you hereby agree to the terms, conditions and policies set out in our Course Agreement.


Please note you must be 16 years or older to participate in the workshop.

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What you will learn
  • How to design original motifs and basic units using traditional art making methods.
  • How to create repeat patterns using low-fi smartphone and tablet technology.
  • How to customise a variety of patterns for home products and fashion textiles playing with scale, orientation and repetition.
What you will get
  • An overview of how to design motifs, basic units and repeat patterns
  • Instruction on how to prepare artwork by hand
  • Take home up to six digital designs that can be printed onto fabric, products and garments
Parking Info

The Ink & Spindle studio is located in the Sacred Heart Building at Abbotsford Convent. All day parking is available in the car park directly across from Abbotsford Convent on St Heliers Street. 

The machines accept credit cards, notes and gold coins. Parking is $2/hr, and funds from the car park go towards the restoration and daily operation of the Convent. 

Street parking is available along Clarke St and surrounding streets, but please be aware that the majority of street parking is requires a Permit.

What to bring
  • A smartphone or tablet
What to wear


Appropriate for

Interested in learning a new skill specifically for the fashion, textile, product and interior design industries

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Cancellation & Refund Policy

In the unfortunate event that you are unable to attend a workshop or short course,we will transfer your ticket to another date. We require an email notifying us at least 48 hours before commencement of the booked class.

Bookings include a non-refundable 15% deposit of the ticket price. If you are unable to attend a workshop or transfer dates, and notify us at least 48 hours before the commencement of your booked class we can offer a partial refund of your ticket, less the deposit amount.

Please note that we cannot offer refunds for no-shows or partial refunds for latecomers. If you do not turn up to a workshop you forfeit your booking and full fees. If you miss individual classes within a short course you forfeit these classes. 

Please note that in the extremely unfortunate event we need to cancel a workshop or short course, we reserve the right do so if (a) the workshop or short course does not attain a minimum number of ticket holders or (b) a presenter falls ill. In the unfortunate circumstance of a class being cancelled, participants will be notified at least 24 hours before commencement and booking transfers will be offered.

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Terms & Conditions

The SURFACE 1°22 Design School offers hands-on workshops and short courses in fashion, interior, product and textile design. Our classes are for participants of all abilities and provide hands-on, practical and skills-based teaching which aim to simplify and demystify the design process. These workshops and short courses are the intellectual property of Emily Wills, and participants agree to adhere to the following Terms & Conditions.


The participant will not reproduce, copy, or market any of the handouts, verbal or visual instruction or any other short course materials from the SURFACE 1°22 DesignSchool for financial or non financial gain.

Privacy & Sharing

Your personal details are private, we will not share them with third parties. We will automatically add your email address to our database. If you do not wish to receive emails from us, please unsubscribe. SURFACE 1°22 may use photos and videos from workshops and short courses for marketing purposes. This includes shares on social media, press media, marketing,public relations, in person and at events.

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26 August 2019 • Paper Pattern Print Workshop ~ Melbourne!

This workshop was both very enjoyable, and educational. Our host, Emily was lovely and accommodating. She taught us easy to follow ways to create repeat patterns. The phone app we used is super easy and fun to work with. I would highly recommend this course to anyone, with or without experience.


19 July 2019 • Paper Pattern Print Workshop ~ Melbourne!

Great workshop to jump start your creativity. Emily is a fab instructor, and its easy to get into it.


15 July 2019 • Paper Pattern Print Workshop ~ Melbourne!

This half day workshop unlocked secrets about manipulating images to produce incredible designs without having to purchase expensive programs and this was all done on our tablets or phones. The ability to take hand drawn designs to the next step was so exciting and a world of possibility was opened up to us. I highly recommend this course for anyone who is thinking about fabric design and just needs help with knowing what to do next.

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