March 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
VIRTUAL: Stamp & Stitch

1:00-3:00PM PT / 4:00-6:00PM ET

Instructor:  Lisa Thorpe

Carving your own stamp designs allows you to literally put your own “stamp” on your work – the stamps you make in the class can be used again and again in all kinds of ways – you’ll love it!

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.

*Students must enroll by February 28th to receive Supply Kits.

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

  • 2 blank soft rubber blocks (one 2×2” block, one 3×4” block)
  • carving tool
  • permanent ink pad
  • 12×12 square of white linen
  • Antique Gold #5 pearl cotton thread
  • sewing needle
  • printed instructions

$25 + $35 Materials Fee (and shipping)

Ages 13+

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Lisa Thorpe

Lisa Thorpe


I am a mixed media fiber artist and explorer. 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. I have a degree in Design from UC Davis, and I have been teaching art to adults and children for years. I have had technique articles featured in Cloth Paper Scissors, and Quilting Arts magazines and have taught workshops in many venues.