Sunday, June 9, 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Worldwide, blockprinting is one of the oldest and most popular techniques for creating unique motifs on fabric by hand. This class will provide an introduction to this technique, teach you how to design and carve your own stamp, and guide you in printing a beautiful silk bandana with a hand-sewn rolled hem.
About our fabulous guest instructor: Emily has been blockprinting on fabric for over 3 years and has her own line of fabrics and functional items based on her original prints. She also teaches this technique at Innisfree Village, a lifesharing community with adults with disabilities.
What you'll learn:
transfer you idea to blocks for printing on fabric
carve blocks for fabric printing
- learn about pattern repeats and techniques for creating a successful repeat
print on fabric with water-based inks and eco-friendly practices
- sew a hand-rolled hem on the silk bandana
Materials: included with class registration
- 4" x 6" easy cut block
- use of lino cutters
- use of foam brayer
- fabric paint to use in class
- 1/2 yard cotton fabric for testing your design
- 22" piece of silk noil fabric to create your bandana
- needle and thread for sewing the rolled hem
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.
No preparation is required for this class, but students are encouraged to come with ideas for a block print design. You can get inspiration from nature, photos, and your imagination. Anything is possible. If you want to bring a photo or a sketch to use while carving your block you may find it helpful.
Please familiarize yourself with our class policies before enrolling.