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.
A Zoom link will be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org either the day before or the day of class.
If the timing of this workshop doesn't work for you I can record it for you and send it to you after I receive it from Zoom. Please register and email me at email@example.com to request that I record it.
If you would like to learn how to transfer onto Speedball Speedy Carve using a laser or inkjet printout and an iron please watch my tutorial here.
Here is a handy Time Zone Converter.
Supplies Needed (some Amazon affiliate links included):
Compass (only if interested in creating a geometric design)
Linoleum Carving Tools The Speedball Linoleum Cutter works. If you are feeling like taking the plunge for a new set I recommend these: Flexcut Micro Palm Set, Flexcut 1.5mm Mixed Profile Micro Tool Set, or the Pfeil "Swiss Made" Palm Set B. If you have a set of tools other than the Speedball tool (just replace the blades) you should consider a Flexcut Slip Strop to keep your tools honed.
Stamp pad (optional)
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) Please take care to make sure you get the correct ink, I cannot guarantee results if you use a different ink.
A smooth, non-porous surface to roll ink out on, such as plexiglass or sheet glass, you can be creative here.
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 and I would recommend buying a soft rubber brayer separately as it comes with a hard one.