|Close-up of the block-printed fabric|
That's why when Global Village Gifts, our local fair trade non-profit, advertised for a class in block printing on fabric, I signed up. I have had limited experience engraving glass to create prints on paper and carving print-block materials to create textures or images on glass. This class was focused on printing on fabric, which sounded interesting. I also knew it would be a fun night out creating with others.
The experience has "got my wheels spinning", so to speak, on how I might combine block printing on fabric with glass work. If anything transpires, I'll follow-up. In the meantime, here are the results of a great night out with fellow artists. Thank you, Global Village!
|Block-printed tea towels.|
Several of the artists carved flowers.
My printed tea towel is in the foreground.
|The carved printing block.|
A simple design looks great
ResourcesGlobal Village Gifts, http://www.globalvillagegifts.org/
The class was taught by artist Katie Swaine, and hosted by Global Village's Clarissa Swaine.