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Linoleum Block Printing on Fabric

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July 21, 2024
July 22, 2024
10:00 - 4:00
Participate: In-Person Online
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Online Available Only

Workshop Overview

Design and print designs using linoleum blocks, an array of colorful relief fabric inks, and an etching press! This two-day introduction to linoleum block printing will teach the basic steps for linoleum block design, use of hand carving tools, and inking and printing your designs onto a blank t-shirt and a blank tea towel, both by hand and on an etching press. Workshop will provide one blank t-shirt and one blank tea-towel for printing.

About the Instructor(s)

Patricia Wakida is an artist, writer, and bibliophile. She received her B.A. from Mills College and worked as a teaching assistant in their renowned Book Arts program. She has studied papermaking in Mino, Japan, and apprenticed with the Arts & Crafts Press to learn letterpress printing and handbook binding. She regularly teaches linoleum block classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book and has been a featured artist in their Roadworks festival twice, and honored as an artist in residence Small Plates 4 x 4 book program.

Materials List: Students Bring

Some homework will be required to complete the carving between the first and second sessions.

Ideas or a printout of an image for the 6 x 8 linoleum block and a 5 x 5 speedy carve block. This can be something figurative (a drawing of a bird, a car, a flower) or a little more abstract, especially if you're interested in repeating a pattern.



One additional blank t-shirt for practice

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Fabric ink


One shirt and one tea towel per student

Tracing paper

Graphite paper

Carving tools


Bench hooks

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