Circle of Stitches

Purveyors of fine yarns and witchy goods

Holiday Block Printing Workshop

40.00
sold out
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Holiday Block Printing Workshop

40.00
sold out

Date: December 5, 7-9 pm

Join Julia Bethmann and learn about this traditional form of printmaking- block printing. You’ll be able to make your own holiday cards, or journaling spreads, art images for framing, add pattern to clay work, and even print onto fabric to personalize dish towels, napkins, knitting project bags, or other home accessories.

In this class, we will use linoleum cutting tools to carve small drawings or patterns into 'Speedy-Carve'; a pink rubber material commonly used in block printing. This is the perfect, transportable and easy to use material to create your own block.

This 2-hour class will start with a short introduction to block printing, review of the materials, and a quick hands-on lesson using a simple pattern provided by the instructor to get you started. Once you understand how a drawing will translate as a stamp and gain some comfort using the lino cut tools, we will have some time to sketch out a design and begin to carve a stamp of your own design. Julia will help you to think through negative spaces and how to carve your block to have a successful result. We will have paper and stamp pads for you to print as you work. 

Materials: $10 materials fee payable to the instructor. 

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Date: December 5, 7-9 pm

Join Julia Bethmann and learn about this traditional form of printmaking- block printing. You’ll be able to make your own holiday cards, or journaling spreads, art images for framing, add pattern to clay work, and even print onto fabric to personalize dish towels, napkins, knitting project bags, or other home accessories.

In this class, we will use linoleum cutting tools to carve small drawings or patterns into 'Speedy-Carve'; a pink rubber material commonly used in block printing. This is the perfect, transportable and easy to use material to create your own block.

This 2-hour class will start with a short introduction to block printing, review of the materials, and a quick hands-on lesson using a simple pattern provided by the instructor to get you started. Once you understand how a drawing will translate as a stamp and gain some comfort using the lino cut tools, we will have some time to sketch out a design and begin to carve a stamp of your own design. Julia will help you to think through negative spaces and how to carve your block to have a successful result. We will have paper and stamp pads for you to print as you work. 

Materials: $10 materials fee payable to the instructor.