Blockprint and Stitch

Event Info

This one-day, virtual workshop takes place on Zoom on Saturday, January 28, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

  • Saturday, January 28, 3:00pm–5:00pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on January 20, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

This virtual class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Elaine G. Chu.

Learn or review how to carve your own blockprint, using a clever transfer technique. Each person will print paper cards and a set of cloth napkins or other fabric items of their choice. We will discuss additional techniques including ideas for animation and combining blockprinting with hand stitching.

The instructor will also provide a demo of how to construct a sewn booklet, using one of the printed cards as a cover. Complete the class with knowledge and skills to create new designs of your own with lots more application possibilities!

Required Materials:

Required Materials:

In addition, choose either Option 1 OR Option 2 below. (Do not need to purchase both options unless you want to.)

OPTION 1—Stamp pad inks, good for both paper and fabric

OPTION 2 —Brayer and blockprinting inks good for both paper and fabric

All other materials will be provided by Center for Book Arts at no additional cost.

About Elaine G. Chu

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.

You can view more of her work at and @egchu1 on Instagram.  

All images courtesy of the instructor.

In order to best serve our community near and far, many of our online classes are pay-what-you-can. The amount you choose to pay goes directly toward our instructors and toward creating scholarship opportunities for the future. Virtual workshops at Center for Book Arts will be recorded and the recording will be provided for all registered participants after the class.

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