Block Printing on Fabric
Arts & DIY
Create the coolest hand-printed fabric in this beginner-friendly block printing class! In class, you will learn how to carve your own designs into rubber blocks and leave with your own block to use on more fabric, tote bags, cards, and more! Ashley will cover the basics of block printing on fabric. You will leave the knowledge to make your own hand-printed fiber goods such as totes, yardage, tea towels, or t-shirts. You could even use your block to customize cards or make your own art prints.
This class is a beginner-friendly class, and great for people who want to try printmaking for the first time, incorporate printmaking into their other artistic endeavors, or just want to make something unique!
Students will leave with a finished fabric project and a block they can reuse at home.
Handle the tools necessary for printmaking
Work with ink and pattern repetition to create something spectactular
Learn how to use a brayer for even application of ink
See different pattern and layering techniques
Before coming to class, please consider what image or design you would like to carve. The nature of carving on blocks and printing on fabric lends itself well to simple, graphic designs such as geometric, floral, or abstract.
What's Provided: carving tools, one 4"x6 rubber block, ink, and scrap fabric for testing and experimentation
INSTRUCTOR: Top-Rated Dabble Instructor Ashley Quick
Ashley Quick is a printmaker and textile artist living in Denver, Colorado. Originally from Wyoming, she has spent the last several years teaching courses and workshops of all levels in printmaking mediums such as relief, monotype, intaglio, and stone lithography. Ashley is a graduate of the University of Wyoming in Art with a focus in printmaking and drawing.
In her own work she often incorporates fabric, quilting, and embroidery and has experience printing on fabric to use in quilts and as elements in printed work.
After moving to Denver she became a member of Red Delicious Press in Aurora, Colorado which is a community printmaking co-op. She is looking forward to meeting more Denver artists, crafters, and all-around excellent people.
A separate materials fee of $7 will be charged on site for 1/2 yard of fabric for the class.
I have a mission! I want to bring people together to create, and grow a collective of curious creatives and artists in arms who wish to share their passion for making and hand crafting beautiful things for the pure joy of it.
Last December, a dream came true for me. I now have a space to call home for all of my passions. It's a boutique fabric nook and makerspace in RiNo, where I host all my classes and sell amazing modern fabric. Come see us at 3327 Brighton Blvd. Denver, CO 80216 in the Converge Building. Our website is www.artandcraftco.com.
As far as my creativity philosophy goes, I believe all art comes from the soul, the architect, and the hands and eyes are the builders for those inspired ideas. When we make I get lost in the process and drop all judgements and lock away the inner critic, allowing myself to simply play. Altogether, I am a fabric, quilt, music, bead and jewelry enthusiast, but I want to gather makers of all arts to inspire, support each other, and share. I'd love to build a creative community, and bring together others who have a passion for making things. I also sing, play a few instruments, and write inspiring songs with my darling songstress sisters in our band Starling. I hope to join forces in creative bliss.