Sunday, March 22 10:00 - 5:00
This is a full day workshop. We will take a break after printing and before sewing for lunch (you can bring your own, or grab something nearby). We will have some snacks and tea in the shop as well.
Come join Emily Ruth Prints to learn how to design and carve your very own block for printing on fabric! First, students will learn how to design, carve, and print an original design from start to finish. Next, students will sew a simple lined tote with a box botton, made from their printed fabric and a coordinating lining fabric. This class will teach participants the basics of block printing and students will come away with the skills and knowledge to enjoy printing their own fabric for years to come as well as a finished tote bag!
Please note: the tote bag pattern is a fairly simple pattern to sew and is a beginner pattern. However students should feel comfortable sewing a straight seam while maintaining a consistent seam allowance. If not, consider taking our Machine Basics class beforehand.
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
Setting fabric for washability
How to make a simple lined tote with a box bottom using your printed fabric.
All materials are included in the class fee.
- Please select your fabric color choice from the drop down menu. We will have the fabric washed and ready for class. The quantity should be 1.
- You will mix a custom color for printing in class so you can choose any color fabric you prefer for your bag and be assured that it will print well on the fabric.
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.
If you want to continue the fun at home we will have materials and tools for purchase after class.
No preparation required.
Please familiarize yourself with our class policies before enrolling.