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Pattern Play: Screenprinting on Fabric

May 22 - 27, 2022

Jen Hewett  ·  jenhewett.com

Workshop at a glance

Design simple, freeform patterns and screenprint them onto fabric before turning your fabric into a small quilt or textile piece.


  • Creating film by hand for screenprinting
  • Setting up screens for printing
  • Screenprinting on fabric
  • Multi-color registration
  • Basic machine sewing


  • Fabric
  • Ink


  • Learning to create one- and two-color prints and register multi-color prints on fabric
  • Students will create their own, printed fabric bearing their designs
  • Students will create small fabric collages
  • Creating screens and how to set up small print studios at home

Artist Bio

Jen Hewett is a printmaker, surface designer, and textile artist based in New York’s Hudson Valley. She combines her love of loud prints and saturated colors with the textures and light of the landscapes that surround her to create highly tactile, visually layered, printed textiles. In addition to producing her own handmade products, Hewett has worked with clients such as Anthropologie, Moda Fabrics, and Yelp. Her first book, Print, Pattern, Sew: Block Printing Basics + Simple Sewing Projectswas published by Roost Books in 2018. Her second book, This Long Thread: Women of Color on Craft, Community and Connection, will be published Winter 2021.
Arrowmont Connections

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Workshop Description

In this workshop students will learn how to create simple patterns and create film for screenprinting by hand. You will play with color, layering, and registration during the print process. Participants will also create small textile collages using their hand-printed fabric. This workshop is for those who are new to screenprinting, as well as experienced printmakers unused to working with fabric. Please note that you will not be printing yardage or repeat patterns during this introductory class. Basic sewing machine instruction will be provided for those who are new to sewing, but some machine sewing experience is helpful. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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