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Block Printing Workshop: Exploring design and making

In the morning, fiber artist and educator Carrie Burckle will introduce block printing techniques on unfinished textiles. Students will design and carve their own foam blocks, then experiment with color and pattern. Come afternoon, students will work with fashion designer and master sewer Yoshimi Radstrom of Kaban+ to transform their newly printed textile into a finished piece or pieces. Patterns will be available for an apron, simple wrap shirts, scarf, or simple zippered or drawstring pouches. Students may also bring their own fabric (natural fibers only) if they’d like to experiment with overprinting.

We'll supply the raw materials you'll need, including a selection of zippers and cording – as well as a light lunch, beverages, and great conversation! $40 material fee payable to instructors at the class.

This class is for beginning and intermediate students.

Workshop is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Helms Design Center in Culver City, 8745 W Washington Blvd. We'll send a confirmation and parking information a few days before the event. Enrollment is through our sister organization Akogare Trading Co.