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Fiber Art

Surface Design on Fabric

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Course Overview

This course had been updated due to a new instructor teaching.
In this two-day course, we will explore two different styles of surface design on fabric.

Day One:
Introduction to eco printing with leaves and cut-out resists, using iron water blankets and dips. While those are steaming, we will set up an indigo vat for some instant gratification, using clamps and other simple resist techniques.

Day Two:
Carve our own linoleum blocks and print with textile paint on our eco-printed or plain fabrics as well as on sheepskin scraps which can be used later at home in a variety of sewing projects. We will also have several Norwegian wood blocks on hand for printing. 

Optional Tools

  • Participants can bring fabrics, and clothing to be eco-printed and/or indigo dyed. They are also welcome to bring yarns for indigo dyeing and their favorite stamps. 

Session Information

This course is part of Fiber Week! Plan to attend Fiber Friday, a new feature in 2020. On February 14, we’ll host a day of speakers, demonstrations, open studios and community gatherings free for all enrolled students. This popular model, borrowed from our Wood Week and Basket Week, allows students and instructors alike the opportunity to meet one another, expand their interests and enjoy our cozy campus learning atmosphere. Come early or stay late; you won’t want to miss Fiber Friday! Full schedule available in early 2020.


Wed, Feb 12th, 2020  –  Thu, Feb 13th, 2020

Course Details

Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Tuition: $230.00
Materials fee: $60.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

  • Simple design ideas or photo images you like.
  • An old apron
  • Any natural fiber fabric you would like to use.  (I will be providing fabrics also....cotton, linen and silk)
  • Favorite books or samples of other peoples work for a "show and tell" session with everyone

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Karen Rognsvoog
Karen Rognsvoog
Golden Valley, MN

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Surface Design on Fabric - 2/12/2020