A Block Printing Mini-Makerie!

Back before I knew how hectic early 2017 would be, before book deadlines and keynote speeches, I agreed to lead a three-day Mini-MakerieĀ  in Boulder, CO. As the date approached, I scolded 2016 me for overscheduling myself, but I am so glad that I committed to this long weekend (along with all the other things I agreed to do this winter).

I spent a wonderful three days with eleven students. We went for a long walk (long walks being essential to my creative practice), we drew, we printed, we ate desserts. What more could I ask for?

A huge “thank you!” to Ali of The Makerie for organizing every little detail, to Fran of At Hand Studio for sharing her gorgeous place, to Teryn Wilkes for the gorgeous photos, and to my publisher Roost Books for the delicious lunch.

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A New Creativebug Class

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My latest Creativebug class, Hand-Stamped Coin Purse, launches today! In this simple tutorial, I show you how to create custom stamps and print fabric with geometric designs. You will then learn how to assemble the bag by sewing the curved edges, adding a lining, and finishing with a decorative zipper pull.

You can learn more about the class and register for it here.

 

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Another class in Hudson

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I’m heading back to Hudson, NY in January 2017, and will be teaching my block printing class on Saturday, January 21st at Drop Forge & Tool. My May session sold out in three days, so register soon (here) if you’d like to be a part of this class.

Also, Cal Patch will be teaching a sewing class on January 22nd. Why not make a weekend of it, printing your own fabric, then sewing it into a blouse or a skirt?

Information about both classes is here.

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A New Creativebug Course!

Hand-Stamped Tote Bag with Jen Hewett and Creativebug

I have a new Creativebug course! In this class, I teach a simple fabric stamping technique (no carving required!), using supplies you can easily find in a craft store*. I then show you how easy it is to sew a tote using your hand-stamped fabric, French seams and riveted leather handles.

More information about the class is here.

*If you’re interested in one of my more comprehensive classes on block printing, please check out one of my in-person classes or my online class, Design, Carve, Print.

 

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