With Mindy as our guide, we’ll explore the basics of geometric pattern design by carving and making impressions with a printer’s block made from a rubber stamp-like material. She’ll teach us how to roll fabric ink onto the block with a blend roll gradient technique, creating depth and movement with the colors. The result is a truly unique piece of wearable art — a silk scarf unlike any other featuring your own original prints. Through this experience, you’ll also gain the knowledge and tools to continue experimenting in pattern printmaking.
This workshop is just the starting point for all of the ways you can adapt the craft for continuous making — just think of all of the beautiful handmade patterns you can create! Continue to explore with our add-on kits featuring additional ink colors, carving tools, and carving blocks. We even teamed up with one of our other artists for a custom roll-up kit for your carving tools!
We can’t wait to see how you are inspired to create using this technique. Be sure to share with us by tagging @thecraftersbox, our featured artist @follysomeprints, and using #thecraftersbox so all can see your work. Happy making with this special workshop.