This is a 2 hour virtual class that you will take from the comfort of your own home! You will receive a zoom link within 24 hours of registration.
In this class you'll get a great introduction to block printing from block printing textile artist, and one of Topstitch Studio's instructors, Kari Culberson. Block printing offers endless possibilities to customize your own textiles for your own sewing or as gifts. In this class you will be carving a block print to be printed on fabric of your choosing. Maybe premade tea towels or napkins or plain yardage you can sew into a garment. Kari will lead you in drawing your design, carving it out onto your block, and then printing it to your fabric.
We recommend purchasingthis block printing kit in preparation for class. It can be found at several online marketplaces (Amazon, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Blick, etc) You are welcome to source your own materials, but this kit has all of the essential components, which are listed below.
4" × 6" Speedy-Carve block
Linoleum cutter handle
#1, #2, and #5 linoleum cutters
1.25 oz (37 ml) tube of Black Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink
4" Soft Rubber Pop-In Brayer
Skills expected: None
Materials needed: Block printing supplies listed above, plain ground woven fabric like cotton or linen. Either pre-made tea towels & napkins or fabric by the yard
Materials provided: Please contact us if you have trouble sourcing any materials