Patterns by Hand: Block Print Your Design onto Textiles

Amelie Mancini, Artist & Designer

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6 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:20
    • 2. Materials

      2:08
    • 3. Drawing & Carving Your Stamp

      6:43
    • 4. Printing on Fabric

      6:39
    • 5. Printing on Paper

      1:49
    • 6. More Creative Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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Project Description

Create your own custom block print.

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to carve a stamp to create a block print. You will

  1. Carve a design into rubber, linoleum, or even a potato (!)
  2. Create a stamp to ink up
  3. Print your stamp multiple, unlimited times to create a pattern

  

A few tips:

  • Go custom! Select your favorite textile or home good to print on, and print a simple pattern however you choose.
  • You can use acrylic medium in place of ink — it will work well and stick to most textiles.
  • Be sure to spend time experimenting with your pattern and the many designs it can create just by shifting and rotating it as you print.

Note: For more background, check out my first class here for more of a deep-dive into creating and sketching the design for your tile.

  

DELIVERABLE

Start out by sharing a drawing of your stamp design. Once you've carved and printed your pattern, please share the result on your favorite home textile!

  

RESOURCES

Check out my first class Patterns By Hand: Create a Geometric Design to get started with your stamp design.

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