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Block Print a Silk Velvet Pillow

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Block Print a Silk Velvet Pillow

Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
craft class

Block Print a Silk Velvet Pillow

craft class

Block Print a Silk Velvet Pillow

Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You'll get a choice of dyed pieced silk velvet pillows which are ready to print and then choose your own design group MaryJane's giant collection of handmade blocks. We will be printing in broze/gold, silvers, and olive metallics. MaryJane will guide you so that the results will be amazing! You can take your velvet home to sew or MaryJane will arrange for it to be put together and shipped to you. Wonderful handmade gifts! You are also welcome to bring a Tshirt (for Example) and some blank greeting cards. We'll have free time to print things you can bring.

Your host

Learn more about MaryJane

MaryJane

MaryJane has been designing and creating handmade textiles for over 30 years. Her creations have been collected by a wide international audience including many notables. Garments have been shot by Cunningham for the New York Times and pillows were featured in Elle Decor, to name a few highlights. MaryJane was awarded the Turtledove Prize at the Philadelphia Museum Craft Show. Her work appears in several publications as well. After graduating from Bennington college in 1979 she developed her own block printing methods and since then her block printed (Fortuny style) silk velvets have been widley collected. Her interests are veering back towards printmaking and painting, yet fabrics are never far behind any expressions she creates. Teaching and mentoring young artists has become very important as well.

What's included

Drinks
Equipment
The studio has a lovely kitchen. Feel free to bring snacks. I'll provide beverages. Creative supplies

Where you'll be

We will be working in MaryJane's beautiful handmade post and beam studio situated on 60 acres in the mountains of SW Vermont. You'll enjoy the views and are welcome to take a hike to the close by waterfalls. This space also has an Airbnb loft if you'd like to stay some time. There's a ton of art and design books for inpirations and an amazing music collection. Plenty of beauty and inspiration in every direction.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Be prepared to stand more than sit, but we do have stools too. It's a standing process mostly.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

You're welcome to bring anything you'd like to add gold block printing to. Examples: a Tshirt or blank greeting cards

More tips

I have taught this technique at numerous schools and events to all ages. You really don't need to plan anything, this is a very free and improvisational experience.

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MaryJane
Block Print a Silk Velvet Pillow
New experience
£66/person
New experience
£66/person