Carving Blocks and Printing Totes | Mini Makerie with Jen Hewett

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Carving Blocks and Printing Totes | Mini Makerie with Jen Hewett

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Taught by: Jen Hewett

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Saturday, February 18

Morning:
We will continue to carve our blocks and then will create test prints to identify any areas where we can improve our blocks. We’ll experiment with different repeat pattern processes and print effects on a yard of fabric.

Afternoon:
Using our blocks and our new block printing knowledge, we will print tote bags. An optional activity this day, depending on each participant’s pace, will be embroidering on our block printed fabric to add an extra layer of depth and texture.

Skill Level

No special skills are required to attend this workshop. Drawing skills are not necessary; however, an awareness of your own design taste and preferences is!

Materials

All supplies are provided. However, if you have a special sketchbook, and any photographs, books or magazine pages that might serve as personal inspiration, please bring them.

For each student to keep:
. carving tool .
. blocks (2 per person) .
. muslin (2 yards/person) .
. square scarf .
. oblong scarf .
. tote bag .

Shared class materials:
. sketch paper .
. racing paper .
. quilting rulers .
. pencils .
. cutting mat and exacto knives .
. popsicle/stirring sticks .
. cups to mix ink .
. batting for tables .
. printmaking ink .
. rollers .
. inking plates .

About Jen Hewett

Jen Hewett is a printmaker, surface designer, textile artist and teacher. A lifelong Californian, Jen combines her love of loud prints and saturated colors with the textures and light of California landscapes to create highly-tactile, visually-layered, printed textiles.

She is also an experienced teacher, having taught block printing on fabric to over a thousand students (both in-person and online) around the world.

When she's not creating in her San Francisco studio or teaching her popular block printing classes, she can be found hiking with her high-strung dog Gus, biking on San Francisco's less-hilly streets, or hiding out at her neighborhood wine bar.

Contact

jenhewett.com
instagram.com/jenhewett
facebook/jenhewett