About Contemporary Textile Printing (Summer)

Discover a wide range of processes for bringing life to your textiles through contemporary printing techniques.

What will you learn on this course?

In this course, you will explore different print processes to give you the starting point to enhance your chosen textiles in many inspirational ways. The tutor will use a mix of group demonstrations, individual support, and examples from her own print design practice to guide you through the process, explaining the materials and teaching the techniques. You will receive individual support on your designs as required.

  • Building theme boards and colour palettes - collecting images and ideas that will be meaningful to your creative process.
  • Sharing the work of contemporary textile artists and designers who use print - giving inspiration to develop your own ideas.
  • Relief printing techniques – collagraph, stamps and lino-block carving.
  • Screen-printing using permanent and impermanent stencils/masks with heat-fixable inks.
  • Discovering different ways to make a repeat pattern work for you.
  • Cyanotype printing using sunlight.
  • Printing, painting and collaging with heat-transfer dyes.
  • Exploring finishing techniques – foil treatments, appliqué and stitch options

As the course, and your own creative confidence progresses, you are encouraged to develop your ideas and interests, combining textile techniques to compliment and build the surfaces of your printed pieces.

You will experience a variety of approaches to printing techniques and will collect a range of beautiful fabric samples/reference pieces which will inform your projects as you develop your knowledge and experience.

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to all levels, including beginner, improver, and experience students. It is suitable for people who are completely new to textiles, and for those who want to extend and refine their techniques.

This course may be accessible for people with disabilities. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific accessibility needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

You should begin collecting a portfolio of patterns on paper or fabric for reference use and imagery which inspires and interests you. You should wear old clothes and bring an apron to work in.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Anneliese Delaunay

Dates and times

  • April – July