Print Memory / Reimagining Clothing and Textiles with the Screenprinting Process

December 8, 2022
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Shirts with undesirable stains can be revitalized with a monoprint design like this example prepared by Museum Tour Manager Katie Parry. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

How can we bring clothing from our past into our present? Learn how to draw inspiration from your own memories to create unique motifs that can be converted into screenprinting stencils. We’ll introduce you to monoprinting techniques that can be used to revitalize and transform your old clothing! Bring existing articles of clothing or purchase recycled fabric from the FABSCRAP store. Participants are limited to 2 articles of clothing each.

This event is co-organized with FABSCRAP in conjunction with Rose B. Simpson: Dream House.

Event Information

December 8, 2022
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

1901 South 9th Street
(BOK) Room 601A
Philadelphia, PA 19148

$25 Public | FREE virtual attendance available | advance registration encouraged

Register via FABSCRAP

About the Participants

FABSCRAP is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2016 to address commercial textile waste in New York City and divert it from landfill. FABSCRAP provides convenient pickup of unwanted material—including fabric headers, mutilated garment samples, mock-ups, cutting room scraps, and large pieces of leftover or excess fabric—from fashion and interior design businesses, and with the help of volunteers, sorts this material for proper recycling and reuse. Textiles are either downcycled (shredded for use in insulation, carpet padding, moving blankets, etc.) or made available for reuse and upcycling to students, artists, crafters, and other shoppers.


Major Support for Rose B. Simpson: Dream House has been generously provided by The National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from Joy of Giving Something, Inc., Girlfriend Fund, Maja Paumgarten and John Parker, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Megan O’Reilly-Lewis, and Wayee Chu and Ethan Beard. In-kind support has been provided by The Clay Studio.

Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state art funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.