Impressions from Nature: Blockprinting on fabric — August 5 or 19

Impressions from Nature: Blockprinting on fabric — August 5 or 19

Regular price $75.00 Sale

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These classes are sold out. Contact the shop if you would like to be added to the waitlist for August 19. We hope to offer this class again soon.

Sunday, August 5 or 19, 11AM – 4PM

Instructor: Emily Wool (guest instructor — follow her on Instagram here)
Skill level: All levels welcome!
Class size: Enrollment limited to 8

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 with a focus on Emily's specialty: creating impressions inspired by nature! 

This 5-hour class will be offered twice — be sure to specify which date you want when you sign up.

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

Skills needed:

  • enthusiasm!

What you'll learn:

  • observe nature and create beautiful sketches based on your observations
  • convert those observations to blocks for printing on fabric
  • carve blocks for fabric printing
  • print on fabric with water-based inks and eco-friendly practices

Materials: $35 material fee includes

  • 4" x 6" easy cut block*
  • lino cutter set*
  • 2 - 4" foam "brayers"*
  • fabric paint
  • fabric and bags to print on

The materials fee will be billed separately.

What you'll take away:

  • 1/2 yard of printed fabric and 1 produce bag printed by you
  • 1 yard of printed fabric
  • your fabric stamp
  • ideas for what to make with your fabric and the skills to heat-set your fabric for washing
  • *the lino cutter and 4" foam brayers are yours as well

We will have fabric paint and easy cut blocks for sale in the shop so you can continue the fun at home.

Students receive 10% off purchases the day of class (excluding the materials fee).

Preparation required:

No preparation is required for this class, but students are encouraged to come with their own ideas for nature-inspired prints and any questions about block printing!

Please familiarize yourself with our class policies before enrolling.