Have you ever admired a patterned fabric and dreamt of designing and printing your own? Or are you a maker who appreciates a 'made by me' apron that speaks to your style? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this workshop is for you! This two-day class will teach you how to screenprint on fabric and then how to sew it into your very own customized waist apron.
On the first day, Gretchen Schermerhorn will walk you through the process of sourcing and producing designs and then screenprinting them on cotton fabric. You will learn about our printing equipment and materials, how to your personal artwork for screenprinting, the process of coating and exposing a screen, and techniques for printing. You'll also learn about heat setting your printed image and fabric care.
On day two, Sarah Schermerhorn will show you how to cut out your pattern, piece it together, and then sew it into your own bespoke apron. You'll leave with a copy of the pattern and instructions, so that you can continue to add to your apron collection, or make one for a friend!
No experience necessary—everyone is welcome to participate!
Print & Sew: Create Your Own Apron; Jun 6 and 7; 10am–5:30pm
Registration includes a fee of $20 to cover provided consumable materials.
- Date & Time: 2-day workshop, Saturday and Sunday, June 6–7, 10am–5:30pm
- Instructors: Gretchen Schermerhorn and Sarah Schermerhorn
Sarah Schermerhorn (Gretchen's mother) is a quiltmaker and textile artist based in the north Texas area. She is on the board of the Denton Quilt Guild, and serves as the chair of the NEA supported Storybook Quilts Program. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education and taught Middle School Art before moving on to a career in hospital materials management that she held for 33 years. Now that she is retired, she spends as much time as she can sewing in her studio and catching live music performances and camping with her husband, Stan.