Creating a Community Paper Quilt-Wall Hanging using Linoleum Cut Stamps and Prints


Come create a paper quilt-style wall-hanging with a group of fun people. We will use stamps, linoleum prints, frottage (rubbings) and recycled paper. In the process you will learn to make, if you do not know how already, a linoleum cut using Speedy-cut ( it is much softer than linoleum, and can be cut on both sides).This is the perfect workshop to do with friends! Bring your buddies!

In keeping with the season, our theme for the quilt-style wall-hanging will be “Earth Works: Gratitude for the Bounty of our Earth”. Images can include – leaves, trees, flowers, foods, pets, animals, insects, with an overall concept of gratefulness. It should be a joyful time.

You will learn to make stamps and images using Speedy-cut, a wonderfully soft and rubbery substitute for “linoleum” block prints. We will use black, red, yellow, and blue inks.  If you already know how to make linoleum prints, please come and help us make more! If you have stamps at home, bring them to share.  We will start off with small stamp-like prints and work up to 6 “x  6”.

The community wall-hanging will be a quilt-like design that uses each participant’s design. The participants will pick a visual motif to tie together their individual prints. Color, recycled papers, and frottages can be added to the overall design.

Goal: Aesthetically to achieve harmony, unity, with variety and emphasis. Communally to experience gestalt, ie: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”.  Gratitude shared is multiplied without measure.

Open to all skill levels.

A materials list will be provided.

Please keep in mind before you purchase materials that the class may not yet be confirmed.



Materials :

Please bring

  1. Sketchbook
  2. Pencils, soft lead eg: 6B or softer
  3. Erasers
  4. Ballpoint pen
  5. Glue stick
  6. Sharpie (medium to fine point) for drawing on the speedycut
  7. Ruler
  8. Images of vegetables, plants, or animals or both that express the theme of “Gratitude for the bounty of the Earth” that you might want to use

( hint: images that are already printed out will be helpful, although you can use images from your iPhone/smart phone as a guide) The printed hard copy will prove most helpful.


A materials fee of $20* to the instructor will cover the following which will be provided for you:

  • 6.75 inch x 11 inch Speedycut
  • Speedball cutter tool with five cutting tips
  • Paper for the relief prints
  • Newspaper
  • Tracing paper
  • Adhesive
  • Inks

*To buy these items individually would cost between $33 and $50 dollars if through Amazon or DickBlick art suppliers.






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