Carve your own stamps and print a design of your own creation on a reusable canvas tote bag!
In this introductory-level class, we will use traditional quilt square designs to inspire our stamps and create our own patterns. By using these simple shapes and the positive/negative space inherent to relief printing, you will easily create an array of delightful patterns for your tote bag, as well as develop a skill to use on many future projects.
We will start with a design, transfer it for carving, carve our own stamps, and then play with patterns on canvas patches before creating a gorgeous design on your canvas tote.
4 - 8x8” canvas patches (these will be to experiment with different patterns and to become comfortable with printing)
1- 15x17” canvas tote bag with 20” straps
4x4” Speedball speedy carve linoleum block
Speedball Block-printing fabric ink for use in class
Quilt block designs ready for transfer (feel free to bring your own ideas too!)
About your instructor: Hannah Whitaker is a local artist and printmaker who believes deeply in the interconnected nature of art, soul, nature, and community. She seeks to spread delight through making wearable art that is not only sustainable but regenerative. She shares her art and process as Toría Designs. (@toriadesigns.byhannah)