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Block Printing on Textiles

Brooklyn, NY , United States
3h
English

About Your Host

Karin Persan is a hands on textile designer and maker, working from her store and studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She received her BFA in 2001 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she focused in Fiber and Material Studies. She formed her line "Better Than Jam" of printed clothing and accessories shortly after graduating, while teaching on the side. In early 2010 she opened a boutique of the same name, which has since grown to include a communal studio and workshop space.

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BLOCK PRINTING ON TEXTILES We start with a a bit of history about the process and introduction to the materials. Come with a 4" square image or two that you would like to work with. Simple designs work best. After a little discussion about how to carve and how your image will transfer, we get right into carving! A quick carve "Block" all tools are provided, as well as textiles samples and paper. You are welcome to bring your own materials to print on though. This class is a lot of fun, and you'll leave with your block, so you can continue printing on your own!

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