I'm offering a Block Printing on Fabric workshop this Saturday at the Howard County Center for the Arts, in Ellicott City.
Block Printing on Fabric: Design and Print a Unique Spring Scarf
Saturday, April 27, 3 - 6 p.m., $60, materials included. Register here.
Carve your own unique design into soft rubber, then use fabric inks to print the design on a jersey-knit scarf. Participants walk away with a hand-carved stamp, for continued use on fabric or paper, and two block-printed scarves that are ready to wear after a quick iron.
Below are some photos I took while preparing for the workshop.
Learn to transfer a design to the block.
Carve away lines, negative spaces, and unwanted material to create the stamp.
Then, print on a jersey-knit scarf.
Here are just a few of the beautiful colors available for the scarves. I love seeing them all together--so pretty!
You're also welcome to bring your own fabrics to print on, such as tea towels, cloth napkins, clothing, quilt blocks or other materials to sew. The possibilities are endless!
All materials are included, but it's a good idea to bring a photo or sketch to use as inspiration. The registration link is on my workshops page. Hope you'll join me!
I'm a woodblock printmaker who is committed to a non-toxic (or less toxic) art practice. I started out as a painter but found my way to printmaking through a love of paper and process. I seem to be falling for papermaking in the same way. I went to Syracuse University, where I studied painting (BFA) and museum studies (MA). I was a Resident Artist at the Howard County Center for the Arts for five years and previously worked at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. This blog is for posting works-in-progress and new works, as well as a few creative projects I've done with my kids.