My workshop will be a crash course in relief printing, using hand-carved stamps to print without a press. With the holiday season approaching, I'll be emphasizing using the stamps to create wrapping paper & tags, but I'll also show you methods for printimg on fabric. I'll post below a bunch of photos of stamps I've made for classes in the past & patterns I've created with them. I've gotten kind of obsessed with pattern design lately & stamps are a fantastic way of experimenting with shapes & patterns. I'll bring along some books on pattern design, so you can also get a crash course in repeats, and how to turn a small image into a large pattern.
a recent fish stamp:
that became this pattern:
and some prints I've made with them:
this continuous pattern was made out of a single square:
and here are a couple packages packaged in stamp wrappers, fabric & paper: