Fabric Painting with Stencils

Blue Nasturtiums hand painted with stencils by April Sproule of Sproule Studios.

Skill Levels: All, Duration: 1-2 Days
Stenciling is an incredibly easy and versatile way to add beautiful imagery to fabric. We cover the basic stenciling techniques and quickly move on to the more advanced shading and composition variations using my Textile Design Stencils. Students will gain:

  • color selection and mixing confidence
  • composition expertise
  • foolproof painting skills

No painting or drawing experience is required, and students will be able to create stunning work that can later be framed or quilted. Optional instructions for a wallhanging will be provided, and all supplies except fabric are included.
This workshop can be extended to a second day with machine quilting of the project added.

Mandala stencil by April Sproule painted on fabric.Dragonfly Stencil by April Sproule painted on linen.

The image on the left is the Mandala Stencil. The image on the right is the Dragonfly Stencil.