Creation of linocut prints

Workshop topic: Contemporary hand sewing
Languages: French flag English flag
Nb of students: 15

Participants will learn to design, cut and print lino blocks, as well as produce custom backgrounds using paint on fabric. They will learn about positive and negative prints and repeating patterns.
If time permits and the fabric is dry, they can begin to add some stitching. This technique is suitable for both traditional and contemporary work and can be embellished with hand or machine stitches.

List of supplies
  • quilting needles
  • thread matched with fabrics
  • fabric scissors
  • eraser
  • paper pencil
  • white paper
  • ballpoint pen
  • quilter's ruler
  • small garbage bag
  • rotary cutter
  • cutting mat
  • embroidery threads to match
Required supplies
  • linocutting tools if you have them
Fabrics to bring + lengh
  • Plain cotton fabric 1m. Preferably white or ecru for painting,
  • a small piece of black could be used for a print.
+ Content

Mandatory: lino =5€, not mandatory: linocutting tools = about 10€.

The teacher

Caroline is Scottish but has lived in France since 2001. She loves nature and travel and it is through these areas that she finds her inspiration. Almost ten years ago she did a City and Guilds diploma in sewn textiles in England to broaden her knowledge and strengthen her skills. For the most part she dyes/paints and prints her own fabrics and is always open to new ideas.
As an experienced teacher she enjoys sharing her ideas and techniques.