Holiday Textile Stocking Workshop
at Art in the Age
I am a huge holiday season DIYer, one year I made a paper wreath with origami figures, I cut and folded everything, it took forever and I vowed never to do it again BUT there is something wonderful about creating your own holiday decorations.
This event was like an unofficial follow-up to the First Friday Fabric of Philadelphia event. The patterns we screened printed onto the stockings were vintage ones featuring holiday imagery from the Philadelphia Design Center’s archive. Sarah Moore of the Design Center and Dan Abraham of Art in the Age were on hand to help and teach people people how to screen print, there were also two lovely ladies sewing our stockings together.
It had been a while since I’d screen printed anything so I relished the opportunity to get my hands dirty. Screen printing on paper, dealing with registrations and layers of color can be a maddening, but an incredibly rewarding process. However screen printing on fabric for this event wasn’t about perfection, it was just fun to be able to create something with paint! Unless you’re an art student, the last time you created something with paint was in probably in your middle school days.