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Stamp It -- Fabric Stamping Workshop

Fabric: pre-washed & ironed andcut into 8” squares:

1.  plain muslin and/or light colored prints or light colored solid cottons:  about 20 squares

      (more for experimenting optional)

2.   a few squares of dark solids or dark prints


Other Materials

2 white plastic erasers (Magic Rub, Mars Staedler)

Exacto knife with sharp blade (not a utility knife)

soft leaded pencil with fresh eraser

newsprint pad, 9” x  12” (okay but not necessary; inexpensive from art store, Michaels, etc)

      OR a couple of magazines and some sheets of typing paper


cheap watercolor brush

foam brushes (one about 1” wide, extras and other widths if you wish)

Q Tips (a couple dozen or so)

a push pin


scissors (not your best)

ruler (6” preferred, C-thru rulers are great)

rubber gloves (light weight surgical disposables best)

large plastic trash bag  (to protect table)

roll of paper towels


straight pins or t-pins (a couple dozen)

small bottle white glue (Sobo for fabric best but any will do)


“found objects” to use as stamps, use your imagination  (a key, spool, fork, shell, a vegie, a piece of bubble wrap, circular shapes, etc.)

a leaf or two (fresh, not dried, indoor or outdoor, look for shape and texture—eg. fern, maple)


Note: Wear old clothes.  


I’ll bring inks, materials to make stamp pads and supplies for experimenting with other types of stamps. The materials fee is $5. 


Contact Carol Anne if you have questions (  Check teaching sections of my website for more information and examples of student work: