Join Heather Young from The Craft Lab for a three hour textile block printing workshop. Using simple tools, students will learn how to carve printing blocks and transfer the designs onto fabrics. Repeat techniques for half drop, half brick, centered and mirror will be covered. Play with the immediate and versatile technique and build up a variety of patterns. At the end of the workshop students will have sample patterns to take home and a completed print on a cotton drawstring bag. Novice and experienced makers welcome. The fee includes all tools and fabrics as well as a cotton drawstring bag.
Students will make:
* A lino cut stamp
* A string stamp
* 10 print samples
* A finished textile design on a drawstring cotton bag
This workshop takes place at:
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver (at Victoria Drive)
Cost: $60.00 plus tax (includes $20 material fee and entry to Got Craft?)
Space is limited to 12 students. Advance registration required.
Heather Young is the founder of The Craft Lab. She has an extensive background in clothing & textile design spanning twenty years. She completed a fashion design degree from LaSalle College in Montreal and returned to her native Vancouver to begin the clothing line Dust. She designed and sold the woman’s line to stores in New York, Montreal, Tokyo and Vancouver. In 2013 Heather completed a Masters of Fashion and Textiles from the Glasgow School of Art specializing in textile design using natural dyes. Her interests lie in sustainability and fashion, design process and building community through making. She has been teaching in fashion schools since 2006.