Learn next-level methods of designing and block printing repeat patterns on textiles with shapes beyond a simple square.
You’ve learned the art of block printing and creating repeat patterns on textiles by confining your design to a square. This workshop takes it to the next level using other shapes like triangles, parallelograms, and/or trapezoids. You'll also explore how to add a second color and even combine a completely different block design using a key block for greater variability. The results provide even greater opportunities for variations in repeating patterns.
If you've loved carving and printing your own designs but were confined to a square block, using other shapes and additional colors will allow even more exciting possibilities.
Take home a hand-printed bandana with your own unique design.
Supplies students need to bring:
Block Printing for Textiles Workshop held Nov. 11 or April 19, or some experience with repeat pattern block printing.
Christa Shoenbrodt is a lifelong Middle Tennessean and has lived a life of creativity. Paper was often her preferred surface as a printmaker and graphic design studio owner (Studio Haus). Then she learned the artistry of block-printing repeat patterns and textile design - skills that merged perfectly with her design sensibilities. The slower, more experimental pace of hand-printing repeat patterns presented great surprises and opportunities to accept the “imperfections” inherent in the process. She works with textiles using not only block-printing processes but also digital design, silkscreen, Cyanotype and more recently, sewing.