Block Print Tea Towels & Rosé @ BIN 36
Arts & DIY
Join me at BIN 36 for a Saturday afternoon of tea towels and rosé! BIN 36 offers and amazing variety of wines, but we'll be sampling a featured rosé and then a server will be on hand to take our orders as we dive into the craft!
I will be showing you the process of block printing to create your own custom stamps. Then, we'll use our stamps to print on a tea towel. A set of hand printed towels makes the perfect gift for a birthday, a new homeowner, or a new bride! Or, they'll look beautiful in your own home.
WHAT YOU GET
A white cotton towel
All of the tools to use during our time together
An assortment of inks for printing
Block printing rubber to create your stamps
A two hour block printing lesson
A special workshop price on our featured rosé
ABOUT THE VENUE
BIN 36 is a new American restaurant influenced by the modern evolving cuisine. So much more than a traditional restaurant, BIN 36 is a thriving, one-stop destination for young professionals, area business people and Chicago visitors seeking everything from cappuccinos and small plates to a quick lunch, an afterwork social scene or full-service, casual fine dining—even convenient shopping for wines, books and gifts.
My name is Joslyn Villalpando and I am a working artist and art educator in Chicago. After studying fine art and art education at the University of Cincinnati, I spent 7 years teaching elementary art. While teaching, I completed my master's degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), studying the impact of craft and fiber art on art education. My small research group of young participants grew into a little community while learning to weave, sew, embroider, and dye; sharing the stories, memories, thoughts, and ideas that arise when creating together.
After witnessing the beautiful community that is built when creating with friends, I first began holding craft and cocktail parties to spread my love of the handmade with my favorite people. We gathered to learn how to block print to make valentines or embroider to create holiday ornaments- each craft accompanied by a featured batch cocktail and treats, of course. Inspired by the old sewing circles and expanding on the theme of intimate, creative social gatherings, I am moving these parties from my tiny Chicago condo and hosting craft events at some of Chicago's most beloved bars, restaurants, coffee houses, boutiques, and cupcake shops. I love utilizing classic, traditional art/craft processes such as; weaving, embroidery, printmaking, and watercolor, and putting a contemporary spin on them to bring you a unique learning experience.