Level: Beginner to Advanced Printmaking Experience, Basic Machine Sewing Experience Required
Zipper pouches are such wonderful organizational tools and oh-so satisfying to make! In this two-part workshop you will learn the entire process. In the first class we will create a simple design, carve it and print a yard of fabric with it. If you are interested in making a complex design, please bring it already drawn and you can transfer and begin to carve while others are designing.
During the second part we will cut, pin and create an assembly line of zipper pouches. Expect to be able to complete two, but you may be able to squeeze in a couple of more, or at least have them prepped to complete later with your newfound skills.
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 email@example.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):
Compass (only if interested in creating a geometric design)
Stamp pad (optional)
Little dish for collecting scraps
A PRE-WASHED half yard of fabric to print on and a half yard of PREWASHED fabric for the lining, 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 buy 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)
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.
A sewing machine with a regular and a zipper foot.
Thread and bobbins
Scrap cardboard to make a template
Rotary Cutter (optional)
Self-Healing Cutting Mat (optional)
Soap and water
Sink (not a fancy one!) or basin
Old toothbrush or other soft-bristled brush
Newspaper/Scrap paper/junk mail