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Sat, Nov 21


Stamp & Stitch with Lisa Thorpe

ONLINE: Stamp & Stitch with Lisa Thorpe

Learn how to carve rubber stamps and then use them to create your own, unique, hand printed fabric with Artist Lisa Thorpe!

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ONLINE: Stamp & Stitch with Lisa Thorpe
ONLINE: Stamp & Stitch with Lisa Thorpe

Time & Location

Nov 21, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PST

Stamp & Stitch with Lisa Thorpe

About the Event

In this fun workshop, you will learn how to carve two rubber stamps and then you will use them to create your own, unique, hand printed fabric. Artist Lisa Thorpe will share how to design a focal point block and a repeat pattern block. She will demonstrate her favorite techniques and tricks to designing and carving a rubber stamp that you can use again and again for both fiber and paper arts. 

Once you have printed on fabric with your stamps, you’ll get to embellish them with hand stitching to make your designs pop! Don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of stitching experience, your stitches can be as simple or as complicated as you want.  Lisa will share a myriad of ways she has used her hand carved stamps in art quilting, mixed media art, and clothing embellishment. 

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Design, transfer and cut out a rubber stamp
  • Print on fabric with your rubber stamp
  • Add stitched embellishment to your hand printed fabric

This class will be recorded and available for students to view for 2 weeks after class.

Skill level: ✂️

This class is open to all levels.


A complete class kit will be mailed to you for this workshop.* Your kit includes: 

  • 2 blank soft rubber blocks (one 2x2” block, one 3x4” block) 
  • carving tool
  • permanent ink pad
  • 2x12 square of white linen
  • Antique Gold #5 pearl cotton thread
  • sewing needle
  • printed instructions

*All kits will be mailed to participants. The last day to register for this class will be November 10th to be sure the kits arrive on time. 

About the instructor: 

About Lisa Thorpe -  As an artist I am an explorer and observer first.  I like to wander and wonder, let things percolate while I ponder.  I have numerous sketchbooks full of chicken scratch drawings and cryptic thoughts.  Over time (and often during a long hot shower) an idea will keep rising to the surface, I might even push that thought bubble below the surface, telling it I don’t have time for you, but the best ideas won’t pop and so I move on from thought to action.  I have used many mediums over the years from fabric to painting to printing and collage but the unifying thread through all these mediums is a love of the puzzle.  I like to problem solve, to piece and play with an idea until it can take shape as a visual idea. Once I solve a creative problem I have a drive to share it with others. I have been teaching art to adults and children for many years in the public schools and at art centers and retreats venues across the west. Currently I am the resident artist at The Bishop’s Ranch retreat and conference center outside of Healdsburg, California.  I have had technique articles featured in Cloth Paper Scissors, and Quilting Arts magazines and have taught surface design and art quilting workshops at Mendocino Art Center, Craft Napa, and numerous quilt guilds throughout the west.

Cancellation Policy:

Class fees are transferable to another class or to studio credit if cancellation is made at least 72 hours before class. If cancellations are made after the 72 hour advance window has passed, we will not be able to issue refunds or studio credits. You can, however transfer the class to a friend. The class kit fee of $40 is not refundable.

If a student arrives 10 minutes or more after the start of class, it is at the discretion of the teacher as to whether the student will be admitted to the Zoom meeting. No refunds or studio credit will be given for late arrivals or no-shows.

Members use the coupon code IMAMEMBER at checkout to get a 15% off of the class cost. Interested in becoming a member? Find out more HERE!

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