HANDMADE COLOR, 11/11: Block Printing

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HANDMADE COLOR, 11/11: Block Printing

55.00

It's easy and fun to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind textiles using block-printing techniques. A few basic tools and puddles of ink become dozens of unique textile creations, no two alike and each as beautiful as it is mysterious. 

Participants will begin with a pencil and carving implement to create a hand-made printing block. We will then move to using a variety of inks and printing blocks, some carved by Natasha (and you!), in combination with common, everyday objects to create fabrics like no other.

Each participant in the Block Printing Workshop can choose three of these items to dye in class: 
*Flour sack kitchen towels, set of 4
*Fabric, Kona cotton, 1 yard cut into 4 fat quarters (great napkins) or a table runner and 2 napkins
*Cotton pillowcases, set of 2
*Cotton throw pillow cases, set of 2

All supplies are included. If you have an object you think would make a beautiful fabric pattern, and you're OK with inking it, feel free to bring it to class.  

The ink we will use is dry to the touch overnight, so please plan to pick up your projects at the House Sparrow showroom (1216 S. Harvard) the following Tuesday after class, or later. This ink will remain permanent through the wash after curing for 7 days. 

For teens and adults. Space is limited to 10 seats.

WHAT: Block Carving and Printing Workshop
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.  
WHERE: House Sparrow Fine Nesting, 1216 S. Harvard Ave. in Tulsa, OK
COST: $55

Each participant is welcome to bring a piece of two in cotton, linen, or silk (no synthetic fibers) from home for this workshop, anything under 3 total yards of less. 

Note that part of this workshop takes place outside (sunscreen and insect repellent will be on hand but feel free to bring your own) and that access to the House Sparrow home studio is by stairs only. Light refreshments will be provided

For teens and adults. 

This workshop is part of the Handmade Color Series, a group of workshops focused on adding color by hand and with plants to fabric and garments. 

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