Art by the Yard: Textile Pattern Printing with Sayzie Carr

Using natural dyes and paints, learn to design and create an original repeat pattern on fabric. Students will carve their design into a linoleum block and then print onto dyed fabric with mordant dyes and textile paint.  Students are encouraged to bring historical or cultural inspirations as references in creating their designs.

Fabric and materials are provided, and students are encouraged to bring other fabrics that they may want to print.

Maximum class size: 8

Sayzie Carr has been working with art and textiles in a variety of capacities for decades, first as a designer for print fabrics, and then as a product designer for the luxury home furnishing industry. Most lately she has been producing hand dyed and printed fabrics to create a line of products for the home. She has been particularly obsessed with using indigo because of it’s transformative properties and the richness and variety of colors that can be achieved. Most recently she has been teaching fiber arts at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Sayzie is a graduate of RISD, and she has exhibited her work in numerous shows in the NYC, New England and the UK.  She currently resides in the Hudson Valley.


The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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