Patterns by Hand: Block Print Your Design onto Textiles

Amelie Mancini, Artist & Designer

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5 Videos (19m)
    • Introduction

    • Materials

    • Drawing & Carving Your Stamp

    • Printing on Fabric

    • Printing on Paper


About This Class

Curious what to do with your sketches? Want to customize your home goods and textiles? Learn how to block print a pattern with your own custom stamp!

In this class, you'll start with a simple tile design, carve it to create a stamp, and finally print it on a home product of your choice, such as a dish towel, a napkin, or a pretty journal.

Throughout every lesson, artist and designer Amelie Mancini gives you an understanding of the block printing process. Working with a simple design, she shows her start-to-finish process for carving a rubber block, inking her design, and applying her block print to a hand towel and wrapping paper for use at home — always playing with pattern combinations and showing the limitless possibilities with repeats.

Whether you're an artist, crafter, or DIY enthusiast, you'll enjoy the process of block printing for the art, design, and joy it will bring into your home.


Eager for more on sketching? Check out Amelie's first Skillshare class on drawing patterns: Patterns by Hand: Create a Geometric Design.

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Amelie Mancini

Artist & Designer

Amelie Mancini is a French artist and textile designer based in Brooklyn, NY. 

She creates playful and elegant patterns using linocuts and original drawings, then turns them into personal accessories and homewares, such as kitchen linens, pouches and bags.

Working from her print-cut-and-sew studio in Ridgewood, Queens, she uses hand made techniques and natural materials only. Her work has been featured on RemodelistaMakers ProjectDesign*SpongeReal Simple, One Kings Lane, SF Girl By Bay, The Frye Company, Food & Wine, Lonny, Apartment Therapy, and others.