Fabric Block Printing Virtual Workshop via Zoom – LinoCave
Fabric Block Printing Virtual Workshop via Zoom

Fabric Block Printing Virtual Workshop via Zoom

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In this three hour virtual workshop via Zoom we will learn the full process of designing, carving and printing on fabric. I will suggest that a tea towel is a great place to start, but a piece of quilting fabric would be just fine too. Any PRE-WASHED fabric item that lays flat and does not have any ruffles, textures or darts will work. We will go through the entire process together and I will teach you all of my favorite top tips. Since there are some people who already have the necessary materials, and some who don't, I will provide a materials list below and all students will be responsible for procuring their own supplies. I talk about my favorites on my blog. If you have any questions please email me. Please use an email address and not a phone number when checking out so that I can email you the Zoom link.

I am now offering workshop supplies fulfilled and shipped within one business day of ordering. My prices are equivalent or lower than Amazon's.

A Zoom link will be sent from susana@linocave.com either the day before or the day of class.

LinoCave workshops are a safe space for all regardless of race, religion, ability, sexual orientation/identity. Discrimination and racism will not be tolerated.

Supplies Needed (some Amazon affiliate links included):


Xerox/Copier Paper 

#2 Pencil



Compass (only if interested in creating a geometric design)

Scotch Tape


Linoleum Carving Tools (I discuss these more in-depth on my blog)

Soft rubber or vinyl carving matrix (also discussed further on my blog)

Sharpie (optional)

Stamp pad (optional)

Xacto knife

Little dish for collecting scraps


PRE-WASHED fabric item to print on, please have a couple of options to choose from, just in case.

Speedball Fabric Block Printing Ink (I do not know of a substitute for this. you can buy individual colors or this starter set)

Soft Rubber Brayer

A smooth, non-porous surface to roll ink out on, such as plexiglass or sheet glass, you can be creative here.

Palette knife or flexible putty knife

Something to apply pressure with: a hard rubber brayer, a baren, an old glass paperweight or doorknob. You can be creative here too.

A padded surface is optional, but super helpful, discussed on my blog.

Pins (only if using a padded surface)


Soap and water

Sink (not a fancy one!) or basin

Old toothbrush or other soft-bristled brush

Newspaper/Scrap paper/junk mail 

If you are starting from scratch this Speedball Fabric Block Printing Kit will save you a bit of money, but it only comes with black and white ink.