Printing With Household Objects Live

By Christine Chester

4.93/5

Sponsored by

Join artist and tutor, Christine Chester, to make simple print blocks using readily available household items and objects you have lying about the house or garden.

You will experiment using low tech equipment, and items such as washers, buttons, paper clips and elastic bands, to learn they can be used to make interesting prints on fabric.

During the class, you will receive step-by-step guidance and practical tips on how to make your own print plate.

Christine will take you through ways of printing and layering to create fabric which could be used alongside commercial prints or plains to make patchwork blocks or textures and patterns for contemporary quilts.

What you will learn:

Using all sorts of ’stuff’ that you have around the house to make simple but effective blocks to print with, you will learn:

  • About the equipment you need for printing and how you can adapt things you have already as alternatives
  • How to make a simple print block using readily available materials
  • How to colour up the print block and what media and fabrics to use
  • Simple layering to make complex prints
Christine Chester

Your fabrics can then be used as alternatives to commercially printed fabric, or alongside them, in all sorts of patchwork processes. Or you can use your prints as a background for whole cloth quilting by hand or machine. Using your own printed fabrics makes your quilts unique and can become addictive!

Duration: 1 Hour

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Printing With Household Objects

By Christine Chester
4.93/5

Sponsored by

Join artist and tutor, Christine Chester, to make simple print blocks using readily available household items and objects you have lying about the house or garden.

Christine Chester

What you will learn:

  • About the equipment you need for printing and how you can adapt things you have already as alternatives
  • How to make a simple print block using readily available materials
  • How to colour up the print block and what media and fabrics to use
  • Simple layering to make complex prints

Duration: 1 Hour

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Thank you to the participants for sharing their work: