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Block Printing on Fabric

Join us for a night of block printing in this beginner friendly fabric design class! Block printing is present in cultures and textiles from all over the world. Indian saris, eastern European dresses, and early American wall hangings have all used printmaking techniques to decorate and honor their surroundings. This class will cover the basics of block printing on fabric, with the opportunity to create custom hand-printed fabric for sewn projects, or make something you already own more unique!

This class will take you through all the steps to make your own hand-printed fiber goods such as totes, yardage, tea towels, or t-shirts.

Students will leave with a finished fabric project and a block they can reuse at home.

All materials for creating will be provided. 

This class will introduce students to designing and carving blocks, as well as handling the tools necessary for basic printmaking. Color blending, working with ink, and pattern repetition will all be demonstrated and students will be encouraged to mess up, experiment, and get dirty before printing on their final piece. This class is a beginner friendly class, and great for people who want to try printmaking for the first time, incorporate printmaking into their other artistic endeavors, or just want to make something unique! Students will leave with basic block carving skills, learn how to use a brayer for even application of ink, and see different pattern and layering techniques.

Before coming to class, please consider what image or design you would like to carve. The nature of carving on blocks and printing on fabric lends itself well to simple, graphic designs such as geometric, floral, or abstract.

What's Provided

Provided: carving tools, one 4"x6" mounted linoleum block, ink, and scrap fabric for testing and experimentation, 1/2 yard of fabric

INSTRUCTOR: Ashley Quick

Ashley Quick is a printmaker and textile artist living in Denver, Colorado. Originally from Wyoming, she has spent the last several years teaching courses and workshops of all levels in printmaking mediums such as relief, monotype, intaglio and stone lithography. Ashley is a graduate of the University of Wyoming in Art with a focus in printmaking and drawing.

In her own work she often incorporates fabric, quilting, and embroidery and has experience printing on fabric to use in quilts and as elements in printed work.

After moving to Denver she became a member of Red Delicious Press in Aurora, Colorado which is a community printmaking co-op. She is looking forward to meeting more Denver artists, crafters, and all-around excellent people.

Skill Level:
Skill Details:
All Levels Invited!
Materials Included:
All Materials Included in Class Fee
Instructor Name:
Ashley Quick

Block Printing on Fabric

$ 52.99
Covers instruction, use of tools and 1/2 yard of your choice of fabric
Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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