Come join Emily Ruth Prints to learn how to design and carve your very own block for printing on fabric! Students will learn how to design, carve, and print an original design from start to finish and will come away with 2 yards of printed fabric perfect for sewing a bag or garment. This class will focus on techniques to create various types of pattern repeats print on fabric meant to be cut for sewing. Students will come away with the skills and knowledge to enjoy block printing their own fabric for years to come!
Emily has been block printing for 5 years, and her small business Emily Ruth Prints makes block-printed textiles that are sewn into bags, pouches, and items for the home. Emily emphasizes using up-cycled textiles and enjoys helping students find their artistic flow through block printing.
What you'll learn:
How to design + carve a printing block
The basics of using water based inks to print on fabric
How to create a repeat print on fabric suitable for garment sewing
Setting fabric for washability
If you want to continue the fun at home we will have materials and tools for purchase after class.
Students receive 10% off purchases the day of class.
Pre-wash, dry, and press your fabric as needed before class.
Optional: Students may bring books, photographs, or other images for inspiration. Emily will also have a few books available to get those creative juices flowing.
Please familiarize yourself with our class policies before enrolling.