Inking Clinic: Awesome Ombrés-Virtual Workshop – LinoCave
An original work of art by Susana McDonnell of LinoCave. Consists of a rainbow-colored ombre geometric pattern hand printed onto re red piece of silk.

Inking Clinic: Awesome Ombrés-Virtual Workshop

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Basic Fabric Block Printing Experience Required

Ages 13-Adult

Bring your pre-carved block, your inks, tools and a fabric item to print and lets spend 90 minutes learning my signature ombré technique, a method of creating a multi-colored print using a single block, brayer and plexi. We will discuss ink ratios and color combinations that work well together. Please note: there is NO carving or designing in this workshop, just printing.

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 either the day before or the day of class.

Materials List

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Pre-carved block on a soft rubber matrix such as Speedball Speedy Carve, Blick Soft-Kut or Gomuban Vinyl


A PRE-WASHED fabric item you would like to print that doesn't have texture, ruffles or darts.

Speedball Fabric Block Printing Ink only. Please choose three colors analogous on the color wheel. Yellow, orange and red work best, but blue, violet and red also work well. If you are experienced with block printing with screen printing ink, you may use that, but I am not qualified to troubleshoot it.

Soft Rubber Brayer

Smooth surface for rolling out ink such as plexi, acrylic or sheet glass

Palette knife or similar.

Baren or Hard Rubber Brayer to apply pressure with


Padded surface. This will help you achieve better results on fabric. 10+ layers of old sheets, a doubled over fleece blanket, a non textured old towel or two layers of a non-textured upholstery/thick fabric are examples. Should not be super squishy. Clamps help secure your padded surface to the table.

Scrap fabric

Scrap paper