Explore the art of relief block carving and pattern printing on fabric. Learn to design, carve, and ink your block, and print repeat patterns using transparent pigments with infinite color mixing options. Explore pattern and color variations as you print on a variety of fabrics and wearables. Take home your hand-carved blocks, hand-printed fabrics, and printing skills for continued use. No experience necessary.
Experience the art of relief block carving and repeat pattern printing on fabric. Demonstrations and exercises teach students how to create, transfer, and carve designs onto soft rubber blocks and print on fabric using high quality, water-based Textile Pigments. Explorations in registration and color overlays will create multi-layered hand printed fabrics unique to each student. Carving is done with a basic set of inexpensive tools that last a lifetime. Textile pigments are permanent once heat set and the perfect medium for creative printing on fabric. take home your hand-carved blocks and printing skills for continued use.
May 26 – June 1st, 2024
Discover the joy of designing for 2 + color block repeat prints on fabric.
Begin with basic ideas on paper, transfer them to soft rubber blocks you carve, and print on fabric with
transparent quality textile pigments perfect for multi-color layering effects.
Learn how to design for pattern, successfully ink and print your blocks, and print an array of items from start
to finish. Take home tools, new skills, and confidence for future printing enjoyment.
All levels welcome.
I welcome individuals and 2-person groups to my studio for your choice of a 2-day or 3-day block carving workshop. My studio is compact but fully equipped.
Immerse yourself in learning to fearlessly create designs for pattern printing on fabric, safely and successfully carve blocks, and see the pattern emerge as you register print your blocks.
Print with water-based, superior-quality pigments that are permanent once heat set.
Learn to carve soft rubber blocks and print on fabric using a few simple tools and equipment you can easily order or purchase from Jeanne
Fees/$200 per day plus materials. Lunch included.
Class hours: Studio 9 am-noon/lunch 12-1 pm/studio 1-4 pm
Contact me to set up your personal workshop.
“Why make products that are to be deliberately handled, meant for use in the home, kitchen, or garden which will get soiled?” I always come back to the core of my work: I want to move past the fear of using something I create; to experience Wabi-Sabi in action. And I want the richness of texture, pattern, and color around me daily.
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