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Fabric Block Printing and Pattern Design: A Deep Dive with Susana McDonnell

May 29 - June 2

Tuesday, May 29, 2024 – Sunday, June 2, 2024(9AM – 5PM)

Explore the magic of designing and block printing your own fabric and fabric items. Start by creating designs on paper, transfer them to a rubber block you will carve, and print on fabric. Learn how to design patterns and make them repeat, how to optimize your inking, and fine-tune your carving skills. Leave with an array of your own hand-printed textiles you have created from start to finish and the knowledge to continue printing on fabric at home. All levels welcome.

Susana McDonnell is the owner of LinoCave, a Boston-based home studio focused on geometric pattern design and block printing on fabric and paper. She holds a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and is a lifelong artist who has studied and taught many mediums including, but not limited to glassblowing, neon, wood, drawing and watercolor. Despite the fact that block printing is one of the few mediums she has not formally studied, the allure of it inspires her to teach and explore it further every day. She is the co-host of @printersolstice, a prompt-based printmaking campaign on Instagram that inspires printmakers around the world to create during the winter solstice and is also a Speedball Demo Artist.

Skills and Techniques:

• Repeat Pattern Design
• Carving
• Printing Repeat Patterns
• Multiple Inking Techniques

Sanborn Mills Farm
7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, New Hampshire
(603) 435-7314