Block Printing on Fabric, Virtual Workshop

Skill Levels: All
Duration: 1-2 Days
   In this introductory class, students learn all the basics of block printing on fabric using permanent water-based printing inks.
  • tools and supplies
  • design selection and transfer
  • how to carve your own stamp
  • printing techniques
This is a sheet of block printed rice paper that will be used in one of my textile collage art pieces.
Hand printed rice paper to use in mixed media textile collage by April Sproule
       You are welcome to print fabric for whatever you like, but there are also instructions included for a great market tote bag (not the bag pictured above).
    Block printing works great on many types of fabric including cotton, silk, linen, hemp, or wool.
    Sometimes it is really useful to have extra strips of fabric cut to print like the ones below. They can be used in all kinds of projects.
     Block Printing on Fabric workshop with April Sproule.
    Note: I offer two different block printing workshops. The Extended Version featured below can be added.
    Block Printing, Extended
       For the extended two or three day class, there will be ample time to delve deeper into design possibilities with tiled designs and repeat prints.
    Block Printing on Fabric workshop with April Sproule.Hand carved blocks for block printing fabric by April Sproule.