Fabric Block Printing Virtual Workshop via Zoom – LinoCave

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A nine panel of images of students participating in a fabric block printing workshop hosted by Susana McDonnell of LinoCave. Images show students in the various stages of the fabric block printing process.
A nine panel of examples of hand block printed fabric by Susana McDonnell of LinoCave. The different hand block printed fabrics are characterized by geometric patterns and bright colors.

Fabric Block Printing Virtual Workshop via Zoom

Regular price
$45.00
Sale price
$45.00

Ages 13-Adult

All Levels

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 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):

Designing:

Xerox/Copier Paper 

#2 Pencil

Eraser

Ruler

Compass (only if interested in creating a geometric design)

Scotch Tape

Carving:

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

Soft rubber or vinyl carving matrix (also discussed further on my blog) (Speedball Speedy Carve (pink, NOT blue or white) or Blick Soft Kut are best)

Sharpie (optional)

Stamp pad (optional)

Xacto knife

Little dish for collecting scraps

Printing:

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.

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)

Cleanup:

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.