Want to learn how to make your own fabric designs using your own hand carved blocks? In this class, you get to create the coolest hand-printed fabric! In class, you will learn how to carve your own designs into rubber blocks and leave with your own block to use on more fabric, tote bags, cards, and more! Ashley will cover the basics of block printing. You will leave the knowledge to make your own hand-printed fiber goods such as totes, yardage, tea towels, or t-shirts. You could even use your block to customize cards or make your own art prints.
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 a finished fabric project and a block they can reuse at home.
Handle the tools necessary for printmaking
Work with ink and pattern repetition to create something spectactular
Learn how to use a brayer for even application of ink
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: carving tools, one 4"x6 rubber block, ink, and scrap fabric for testing and experimentation
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.