Learn the basics of block printing and how to layout unique patterns onto fabric. In this 4 hour class we will go over the fundamentals from start to finish: what tools to use, how to plan your imagery and pattern layouts, and then print them as surface designs onto a fabric tea towel.
This class is perfect if you:
- are interested in learning a new creative skill with personal instruction (beginners are highly encouraged to sign up!)
- would like to spend time with friends while enjoying a new activity before the holidays arrive.
- would like to add a personal touch to your current craft or creative arts practice (print your own fabrics for sewing projects, create new imagery for mixed media applications etc.)
This class includes:
- materials and supplies to use during class
- 4 hours of intimate instruction (limit of 12 participants) in a bright & modern setting
- light refreshments, with a 25 min lunch break (please bring your own lunch)
- one fabric tea towel for printing your final design (might make a great gift!)
This workshop takes place in the new Omineca Arts Centre, at 1119 3rd Avenue (near George St) Prince George, B.C.
Registration is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This will be the last scheduled workshop I will be offering in Prince George for the foreseeable future.
About the Instructor:
Catherine Ruddell is a BC based textile artist & surface designer, inspired by nature walks, northern landscapes, and sustainable living. Her work is driven by a desire to bring the beauty of the outdoors into the home through her graphic, modern and organic designs.
Catherine most enjoys working through handmade methods – bold explorations on paper with ink, hand carved block printing on fabric, painting large scale wall hangings, as well as designing fashion, quilt and home decor patterns so that her fabric and imagery can be incorporated into meaningful personal projects by others.
Teaching through creative workshops has become an enjoyable way for Catherine to engage with other professed or aspiring artists. She believes we find purpose and connection in the creative process of making beautiful items by hand; and an appreciation for the true effort of craft helps to build aware and conscious consumers.