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Textile Block Printing Intensive - 101 & 102

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Join Thea Gahr, printmaker and member of Justseeds for a day of block printing textiles. There will be two workshops offered: Fabric Block Printing 101 & Fabric Block Printing 102. Choose to go to attend only one workshop or both for an immersive & fun day of printing your own textiles!

Textile Block Printing 101
10 am - 1 pm

Level 1 Block Printing: No prior block printing experience is needed.

During this class, students will design & print their own tea towel or tote bag. We will cover block printing techniques such as design, carving, tools, and inking.

Skills Learned

- Designing a printable image
- Carving a rubber stamp
- Printing techniques
- Block printing tools & their uses

Maker Kits & Materials

A Block Printing Kit is included in the price of class & includes a large 28" x 28" 100% cotton tea towel or a canvas tote bag as well as a rubber block to carve and keep to use again & again!

Textile Block Printing 102
2 pm - 5 pm

Level 2 Block Printing: Prior block printing experience is needed. Qualify for this class by either being a previous Block Printing 101 student or have practiced it on your own.

Take your printing skills to the next level!  Learn how to carve a design to create a pattern for printing yardage. Learn simple registration techniques for overlaying colors as well as work on a solid color background fabric. Explore more in-depth fabric printing and design techniques. Bring home a yard of fabric that is printed in your own design as well as the knowledge and skills to print many yards more.

Skills Learned

- Designing a printable image
- Carving for repeat patterns
- Registration Techniques for overlaying color
- Printing techniques for large areas

Maker Kits & Materials

Included in the price of the class is a yard of cotton fabric as well as a rubber block to carve and keep to use again & again!