Design, Carve, Print: June-July 2016 Session

Design, Carve, Print: Block Printing on Fabric with Jen Hewett

Registration is now open for the fifth session of my online class, Design, Carve, Print: Block Printing on Fabric! When I first launched this class in January 2015, I had no idea that it would reach so many people in so many locations. At last check, over 400 people from all over the world – not just from the US, but also from Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Germany and France – have taken Design, Carve, Print.

I’ve shared work from the classes here and you can also browse through a lot of the work by searching for #designcarveprint on Instagram.

And, from now until May 18, registration is just $119! After the 18th, registration increases to $149.

If you haven’t already taken the class, I hope you’ll join us! You can learn more about the class and register here.

Three months of classes!

Class booklet from Jen Hewett's Block Printing on Fabric class

Block print from Jen Hewett's Block Printing on Fabric class

It’s been awhile since I last did a class recap – I used to do one after every class, before I started teaching monthly. Of course, you can see some photos from my classes on Instagram, but I try not to over post there.

Tracy Benjamin printing in Jen Hewett's Block Printing on Fabric class

Chiehai's print from Jen Hewett's Block Printing on Fabric class

Gretchen's print from Jen Hewett's Block Printing on Fabric class

So, here are a few images from my December, January and February classes at Handcraft Studio School.

Some good examples of work by beginners:

Gretchen's print from Jen Hewett's Block Printing on Fabric class

Stacie's block print from Jen Hewett's Block Printing on Fabric class

If you’d like to join me, there’s still space in the following classes:

And I’ll be announcing a May class date in Hudson, NY soon!

Print from Jen Hewett's Block Printing on Fabric class

Block print from Jen Hewett's Block Printing on Fabric class

Block Print from Jen Hewett's Block Printing on Fabric class

Block print from Jen Hewett's Block Printing on Fabric class

Block print from Jen Hewett's Block Printing on Fabric class

 

And some way more advanced work (by experienced artists):

Wasps repeating block printed pattern by Chamisa Kellogg in Jen Hewett's Block Printing on Fabric class

Block print by Joan Nahurski from Jen Hewett's Block Printing on Fabric class

Hope to see you in class one day!

Design, Carve, Print: Student Work, Part 2

Student work from Design, Carve, Print

After last week’s post featuring some of the work from the January Design, Carve, Print class, I received even more images from students of their work, so I thought I’d share them with you.

Blouse make with block printed fabric by Meighan O'Toole

Block printed fabric by Meighan O'Toole

Some of you may know Meighan O’Toole from her excellent podcast, What’s Your Story, but in case you aren’t familiar with Meighan’s work in digital and media strategy, you should check out her site and her blog. Meighan is also incredibly creative, as you can see from the blouse she sewed using fabric she’d printed. You can follow Meighan’s 2015 project, Year of Making, on Instagram.

Block printed bib by Jenny Rae Kinyak

Jenny Rae Kinyak lives in Albequerque, NM, where she works as an exhibit developer, graphic designer, and illustrator. As if that’s not enough to keep her busy, she has also been working on a fun side project of drawing every mammal species in the world. Jenny just opened an Etsy shop where she sells her block printed goods. Check it out here!

Two-color block printed fabric by Maggie Moore

The first time I saw Maggie Moore’s mod plaid pattern, I joked that I might need to steal her idea. She used the medium in such a different way, and with such a good result. Maggie is half of the design duo behind Curious & Co. (and is responsible for the design of my website).

Block printed fabric by Liz Sofield

Carved block and block printed fabric by Liz Sofield

Liz Sofield is a textile and interior designer who currently lives in Queensland, Australia. She carved an incredibly intricate block, and then took on the extra-difficult task of printing in white on dark fabric. Some of the most complex work looks deceptively simple. Huzzah, Liz! You can see more of her work here.

Block printed fabric by Polly Thurston Polly Thurston is a designer and artist living in Austin, TX. She printed these adorable tomatoes – though I know from discussions in our Facebook group that she was worried they looked like blueberries – for her very first project. Polly also happens to be carrying a little tomato herself. You can follow Polly on Instagram.

Block Printed pillow by Becky Tidswell

When Becky Tidswell posted a photo of this fabric on our Facebook group, I gasped. She created a gorgeous, intricate pattern using a simple shape (and a lot of practice). Becky is in the process of setting up an Etsy shop, but for now, you can see a lot of examples of her vibrant work on Instagram.

And, just a reminder – registration for the May session of Design, Carve, Print is just $99 through April 15th. After that, the price will be $139, so register now! Hope to see you in class.

Design, Carve, Print: Student Work!

Bag and hand-carved blocks by Sarah Golden

Bag and blocks by Sarah Golden

I’m so impressed by the work that the students who took the Winter Design, Carve, Print class continue to create, so I thought I’d share some photos of their work with you.

Andie Hanna Leaves Block Printed Linen Clutch Foldover clutch bag by Andie Hanna. You all know I’m a sucker for clutches, and this one by Andie is particularly fantastic. Andie is a fashion and textile designer. You can see more of her work on her site, and follow her on Instagram.

Block Printed Tote Bag by Liz Weaver

Liz Weaver is an avid crafter who has the fantastic online name, “The Snarky Beagle.” She printed one-color fabric and sewed it into a great tote bag. Liz also recently won Creativebug’s fabric design contest – congratulations, Liz! You can see more of her work on her website and on Instagram.

Shirt made of block printed fabric by Barbara Rehbehn

Barbara Rehbehn joined us from Germany (and also wrote a nice post about the class). I’d totally wear this top. Barbara has a blog – written in both English and in German – where she documents her creative projects. You can read it here.

Block Printed Tea Towel by Yuko Miki

Yuko Miki is an illustrator who lives in Seattle. And, lucky me, she sent me one of her adorable tea towels as a gift! I smile every time I see it (though no one is allowed to wipe their dirty hands on it). You can see more of Yuko’s work on her website, and follow her “Happiness is…” illustration project on Instagram.

Block Printed Tea Towels by Sarah Golden

Sarah Golden sews, (now) prints, makes music, and raises two adorable twin daughters (who often model her creations). A photo of her class project (a dress with a whale print) that I shared on Instagram was my most-liked photo ever! Check out her site, and follow her on Instagram.

print projects dale green

I couldn’t choose just one of Dale Green’s projects, so I’m sharing two. She printed journals (there’s a brief section in my class where I talk about printing on paper), as well as pillows. And I think she even dyed the pillows indigo herself! You can follow Dale on Instagram.

chiselbag_hoanglengnguyen

Hoangleng Nguyen made this cool bag for her chisels, which is now tempting me to make a pencil roll. I like the tribal look of her print; carving lines that even, and registering prints so precisely are both pro skills. Great work, Hoangleng!

There is so much more work on Instagram! Look under the hashtag #designcarveprint to see more images (though some people who didn’t take the class are using that tag on their work…oh well). And, if you’re interested in joining in on the fun, you can sign up for the class here. Early bird pricing ends on April 15th.