Block Printing on Fabric Workshop

Block Printing on Fabric Workshop

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Block printing is a unique and versatile medium that has been used for centuries as a means of printmaking and textile design. Join Nina and Patrick of Wild Rosie for a workshop at Shaker Village to create an original block print of your own!

You will learn how to transfer your vision onto a carving medium, carve the block and then use it to print a repetitive & decorative design onto a set of two linen & cotton blend napkins to enjoy for years to come!

Class is best suited to those ages 12+, as sharp carving tools will be used in the process. No previous experience required.

Please bring a 4 x 6″ photo or an original drawing of your own of what you are hoping to carve (*please don’t plan on copying artwork made by others*), plus a little patience and a lot of creativity! Bold, simple and beautiful shapes work best to start.

All other supplies will be provided.

Nina Devenney and Patrick Ralls are local artists and educators, specializing in textiles, hand-dyeing, illustration and block printing, with a passion for the natural world and collaboration. Their small business, Wild Rosie, works with local businesses, farms, markets, distilleries, coffee shops, fermentories, nature centers, and more creating work that centers around their visions and offerings to the world. They also produce work for shops and galleries that support independent makers and have work in locations across the country. They love sharing the joy that comes with creating and have over 10 years of teaching experience, during which they have both worked with children of all ages, adults, and people with developmental differences. They live in midcoast Maine with their hilarious, sweet and colorful toddler and a very fluffy studio cat named Bosco. 

Workshops at Shaker Village
The Shakers are among the best-known craftspeople in American history; their legacy includes fine examples of woodworking, textile arts, basket making, metal work, music, gardening, cooking, and more. Today, the Sabbathday Lake Shakers, America’s only active Shaker Community, are the stewards of this heritage. We are pleased to feature Shaker-inspired workshops by some of Maine’s best-known instructors and artists.

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Register online, by phone 207-926-4597, or email

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Institution or Organization name - United Society of Shakers

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Date And Time

2024-06-08 @ 11:00 AM (EDT) to
2024-06-08 @ 02:00 PM (EDT)

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