Class Starts November 2023

             Design Your Own Fabric               

Block Printing Made Easy  

 

Learn to block print on fabric! This is an online course with weekly video lessons and PDF worksheets. In this course you will learn to block print by looking at the "simple shapes" around you.

 

In 3 short weeks you will design your own unique and one-of-a kind fabric samples!

 

Take this fun online course and learn to block print on fabric without the frustration, overwhelm or feelings of "I can't do this"...

 

Course starts this November

Before I dive into the nuts and bolts of this course, let me tell you about who this is for:

 

You are a creative or crafty person who looks at their environment and sees shapes, patterns and designs. You have dreamed about developing and designing your own fabric and are ready to invest in yourself and take your passions to the next level. 

Whether you are..

  • A total beginner and not sure how or where to start. Deep down you know you want to get the creative juices flowing.
  • Someone who has block printed before, and may have feelings of being frustrated, overwhelmed or stuck.
  • An experienced block printer and you are looking for new ideas and inspiration through unique design prompts.

 

You have come to the right place! Keep reading and I will tell you why Block Printing Made Easy is the place for you to learn the basics, find inspiration and get exceptional support as you hone and develop your own print making skills.

By the end of this class,

you will have…

 

  • Developed Seven Unique Stamp Blocks

    From Module One through Module Three, you will learn to carve a stamp with linear lines, carve stamps inspired by simple shapes that are fully designed by you and also create stamps that tile and repeat beautifully.    
  • Printed Unique One-Of-A Kind Fabric Samples

    You can say.. "Yes!!  I made this" and showcase your unique work. 
  • Learned Unique Methods To Look In Your Environment for Ideas

    The PDF worksheets will help you look at your environment differently. You will learn to use simple shapes and easy design prompts to develop and carve your own unique stamps. 
  • Mastered Simple Repeat Pattern Designs

    Repeating patterns is where the fun begins! Do you ever look at a tile floor, see a unique pattern and wonder how they made that? Well, it's time to learn how! 
  • Built A Strong Foundation & Understanding Of The Basics To Block Printing  

    I teach using a crawl, walk, run approach. Once you have learnt the basic rules for developing a stamp, you can create anything.

 

Enroll in Block Printing Made Easy Today

2 Monthly Payments of

$55

ENROLL + PAY MONTHLY

OR

A One-Time Payment of

$97

PAY IN FULL + SAVE

I took Marni’s online printing class last spring. No matter what your starting point, Marni makes one feel immediately at ease with her welcoming and engaging style. Her easy step-by-step approach made me feel comfortable and I enjoyed the class immensely. Clearly this is her passion - both the art form itself, but also that of teaching others.

 

 

- Kathleen O'Grady, 
Kathleen O'Grady Design

Marni’s block printing course was amazing, very well structured and fun. This was my first time working with ink & textiles. From the first class I was able to create amazing stamps with beautiful shapes and started creating instantly. Marni was patient and gracious with us and knows how to reach you from the screen to guide you in your project. She also has this magic ability in creating great communities, I met other amazing creatives and made new friends.”

- Nadia Rahali,
GM - Loudermilk

 

I had the pleasure of participating in two block printing workshops with Marni.  Her clear step-by-step instructions and hands-on demonstrations gave me the confidence to embrace (and love) block printing.  Thanks so much for your engaging and enjoyable workshops.

 

 

- Anja Clyke, 
Designer -Anja Quilts
 

What’s Inside Block Printing Made Easy 

 

Module 1

The Basics of Block Printing  

Module Description: The first module is about the basics and starting simple. You will learn about the cutting tools and make stamps with linear lines. Design prompts will have you look at an object and then translate that object onto the block. The last video and lesson in this module will be about repeat patterns and using your newly carved block to create your first repeat patterns. To establish a strong foundation with block printing, this module will only use paper and stamps. The PDF worksheets are the perfect tool to set the basics in place. The next module dives into printing on fabric!  

Module Highlights:

  • Working with the tools and feeling comfortable carving the block
  • Developing uncomplicated linear stamps 
  • Playing around & stamping on paper
  • Learning about repeat patterns
Module 2

Designing Your First Stamp 

Module Description: In the second module you will work with six simple shapes, PDF worksheets and develop stamps from scratch. Your stamp carving knowledge and skills will expand with carving the outline, interior design and curves on the stamp. Fabric will be printed with the new stamp using a repeat pattern. The center theme of this module is learning to look at simple shapes, deconstruct the simple shape and develop a unique stamp. The stamp block can then be manipulated and placed in different ways to create exquisite patterns. Another outcome of this module is understanding that simple shapes are fun, useful and can be everywhere! 

Module Highlights:

  • Doodling & sketching simple designs
  • Deconstructing simple shapes from design prompts
  • Carving your stamp
  • Inking and printing on fabric
Module 3

Creating Tiling & Repeating Patterns

Module Description: The third and last module is about creating lively tiling patterns. Two stamps will be developed in this module. Each stamp will be developed to have distinctive elements. Using the PDF worksheets, you will explore how the distinct elements can play together in the whole pattern. Different patterns will be sketched and then fabric will be printed!  This module will have you analyze your initial concepts and then develop the stamp while also looking at the stamp's relationship within the larger print. 

Module Highlights:

  • Sketching initial tiling stamps
  • Developing the tile and also its relationship within the repeat pattern
  • Playing around with patterns
  • Inking & printing on fabric

2 Monthly Payments of

$55

ENROLL + PAY MONTHLY

OR

A One-Time Payment of

$97

PAY IN FULL + SAVE

7 Day Money Back - Pure Happiness - Guarantee

 -You will have 7 days after the first lesson is released to obtain a refund. This gives you time to watch the first module and get creative! 
- The guarantees starts on the Monday when the course content is released. You have until the following Sunday to email for a refund. 
- All you need to do is email pictures of your work, show you tried the course content and have decided it is not for you. 
-HOWEVER, I promise after you watch the first video and follow along with the worksheets, you will want MORE!  
- Please note that if I do not receive an email with pictures of your work within 7 days of the first course content being released, I can not offer a refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

What people asked before signing up for Block Printing Made Easy

Still thinking about it?


Block Printing Made Easy is PERFECT for you if… 

  1. You have dreams about designing your own fabric.
  2. You have taken other block printed courses and need more information.
  3. You are a beginner and just getting started with block printing.
  4. You are someone who has tried block printing and feel overwhelmed or frustrated.
  5. You already Block Print but want more tips, tricks and design prompts.
  6. You love prints and patterns and want to make something that is one of a kind.  
  7. You dream about designs and often scribble little sketches on paper.
  8. You want to design fabric and do not know where to start.
  9. You see designs in retails stores and say to yourself "How did they make that?" or "I could make that"? 
  10. You are ready to take actions on your dreams and desires. 

I Can’t Wait For You To Learn To Design Fabric And JOIN Block Printing Made Easy

 

After teaching online workshops during the spring of 2021, I realized how much I love being with people, sharing my block printing knowledge and experience with others. 

Do you want to:

  • Try printing making and do not know where to start?  
  •  Try a new creative endeavor? Start a new creative path? Become a surface pattern designer?
  • Design your own fabric?

I made this course for you. I have been in your shoes wanted to start designing fabric did not know where to begin. This course is the perfect place to start!

Enroll in Block Printing Made Today

2 Monthly Payments of

$55

ENROLL + PAY MONTHLY

OR

A One-Time Payment of

$97

PAY IN FULL + SAVE