Handcarved Blockprints – Virtual Workshop

HANDCARVED BLOCKPRINTS on FABRIC + PAPER, taught by Elaine G. Chu


Learn how to carve custom blockprints, using a clever transfer technique.
Each person will design and print a set of cards, a drawstring bag, and a zip pouch.
I will also demo how to sew a booklet with one of the printed cards.
You will complete the class with knowledge and new skills to create more on your own.
Blockprint images can also be used on T-shirts, caps, gift wrap, and more!

April 17, 2021, 2-4pm

Participants who would like kits, last day to register: April 5
If no kit needed and gathering own supplies, sign up through April 16.

2-hr workshop:
Workshop including supplies and shipping: $94
Workshop alone without supplies:  $45
     (Participant gathers own supplies)

Ages: 12 and up

Register here:

Kit contents:
– linocut carving tools set
– 3×4” Speedy Carve rubber block  
– 3 ink pads, good for both fabric and paper (red, green, blue.)
– 4 or 5 blank A2 cards (4-1/4 x 5-1/2” folded) and envelopes 
– small canvas or cotton drawstring bag
– canvas zip pouch – no. 2 pencil 
– large-eye needle
– linen thread or embroidery thread 

Additional items to gather:
– ruler
– six sheets 8-1/2 x 11” bond paper 
– scrap paper
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Bio:
Elaine G. Chu has taught students of all ages, in person and online.

Her work has been featured in “Greencraft” and “Somerset Studio” magazines
as well as “1000 Artists’ Books.” She co-authored “Wood Paper Scissors,”
a how-to crafts book. Elaine received a B.A. in music at Yale University and
a B.F.A. in graphic design at University of the Arts.
View more art at EGChuHandcrafted.etsy.com and on Instagram @egchu1


Student Reviews:
“Elaine is an excellent teacher. Her instructions are clear and easy to follow. Her demonstrations were wonderful.
She is encouraging. And the class was fun.”

“Elaine was enthusiastic about her topic of instruction – it is clear that she loves doing this work and
shared her love with her students.”