Friday DIY: Block Printed Linens

Happy Friday Brides-to-be! While I’m frolicking in the snow out west enjoying all the recent accumulations, I can’t help but think that spring is just around the corner. For me, it’s a little sad because I LOVE snow and feel that I got cheated this year. For some of you, that means that your wedding is just around the corner! If there’s one thing we try to help you with, it’s making sure that your event has those personalized touches. It’s really what helps make an event memorable. These block printed linens are one of those special touches.

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This technique would be perfect for a spring or summer wedding. If you’re having a small gathering you may want to do all the linens this way or if your event is large consider limiting the printed linens to the Guest Book, favor, or gift table.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Leaf and flower template
  • Pencil
  • Mastercarve artist-carving blocks: one 4-by-6-inch for leaves, one 2 1/2-by-2 1/2-inch (or larger) for flower (available at any craft store in the art department)
  • Bone folder (tip: you can also use the back of a spoon)
  • Linoleum cutter with V- and U-shaped attachments in different sizes (available at any craft store in the art department)
  • Water-based fabric paint
  • Wide paintbrush
  • Solid linens for printing (pre-washed and ironed)
  • Iron

Head on over to Maratha’s tutorial here. We’d love to see you in the studio this weekend! Check out our Events & Workshops page to see what’s going on in the wedding community.

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