Sustainable Textile Teach-In: Experimental Printmaking




In this 90 minute virtual Teach-In, Public Programming Assistant Allie Davis will create a lino block, and demonstrate the process of block-printing on fabric and paper. They will also walk participants through printing with found-objects. These techniques can be used with your fabric scraps to create unique patches, handkerchiefs, and other small accessories. Block-printing on paper can be beautiful on its own, or for scrap-booking, collage, and cards. Practice experimental printing techniques during the Zoom, or view the recording to work alongside Allie at your own convenience. 

All skill levels and ages are welcome. Class size is limited, registration is required.   

You will receive the Zoom meeting access info in a confirmation email upon registration for this program. 

Type: Event

Date: Feb 23, 4pm - 5:30pm

Topics Covered:

  • Creating & Carving a lino block
  • Printing with block-printing ink on paper and fabric
  • Printing with found-objects

You will need:

  • Acrylic paint or block-printing ink
  • Craft foam or styrofoam (foam plates, trays, and paint rollers work well!)
  • Plexiglass or wax paper
  • Brayer or palette knife
  • Scissors and/or X-Acto knife
  • Drawing tools (pencil, permanent marker)
  • Experimental printing materials! String, combs, cork, bottle caps, foam, coins, feathers, leaves, flowers, wooden blocks, bubble wrap, and cardboard are all great for printing. 
  • Fabric or paper to print on (small fabric scraps and off-cuts are great!)
  • Lino block & Lino cutter (optional)
  • Matte medium or other paint mediums (optional)
  • Hot glue gun (if you’d like to construct a block, optional)
  • Cork, cardboard, and/or wood (for a block handle, optional)

Here is a link to my Pinterest page, for more inspiration! 

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