Sun, 08 Sept | Opendrawer

Linocut Printing and Embellishment

In this 2 day workshop, let Dijanne guide you through the creation of beautiful pieces by printing onto fabric and overstitching by hand
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Linocut Printing and Embellishment

Time & Location

08 Sept 2019, 10:00 am – 15 Sept 2019, 4:00 pm
Opendrawer, Rear of Hartwell Church of Christ, 248 Highfield Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia. Enter from Milverton St.

About This Workshop

You will be creating your own linocut which can be used for printing on fabric and paper.

The first day of this two day workshop is designed to focus on the lino-cutting process, experimenting with cuts and texture. We will work with simple designs as it is not possible to cut complex designs in one day. We will discuss design balance and creating more complex designs, negative space and how to use your computer in aiding and refining design. We will make prints on different types of cloth, and look at how to use printed fabrics in projects.

On the second day you will learn how to embellish your printed design with hand stitch.

Skills you will learn:

• Use of tools and the marks they make

• Design and positive/negative balance contrast

• Mark making for contrast printing on fabric or paper

• How to enhance your individual print with stitch

What you will get:

  • Your own completed linocut which can be used to do further printing on fabric and paper
  • Your printed piece of fabric which you have enhanced with stitch (the stitch may not be fully completed on the day)

Date: Saturdays, 8 and 15 September 2019, 10am-4:00pm

Cost: $320 + Materials Fee of $20 (covers lino, inks, and use of cutting tools and paint rollers)

What to bring

• a ruler

• a pencil

• paper or sketch book to draw design

• design ideas

• fabric (plain fabrics are best) and paper to print on.

• lino cutting tools if you have them, some are provided.

• an apron if you don't want to get printing ink on your clothes (some are provided)

• newspaper to make print mat and wiping cloths

For the embellishing

• some backing fabric - flannel or lightweight batting

• a good variety of hand stitching threads/embroidery threads

• good quality embroidery needles - we will work by hand

Tutor: Dijanne Cevaal

Dianne is a noted Australian Textile artist who teaches around the world. In her own words: “I love to dye and print fabrics and assemble them into quilts with lots of stitching both by hand and machine. I also create my own linocuts for printing on fabric”. She is the author of a book “Musing in Textile: France”. Examples of Dijanne’s work can be viewed on Instagram (Origidij) and on her website

Photo and Work: Dijanne Cevaal

  • Linocut Printing & Embellish

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