This course offers a wide range of print approaches for textile printing such as lino, block and screen print, mud resist, mono printing techniques, heat transfer printing and collograph. Alongside experiencing these varied and fun ways to print onto fabric you will also learn some handy design skills to pattern up your fabric. Then you can set the agenda for your finished project.
What will you learn on this course?
Explore surface print processes. Learn simple pattern repeating methods to add style and complexity to your surface patterning and create a final project of your choice with your printed fabric.
You will acquire knowledge of:
lino, block, mud resist, flour paste resist, colograph, screen-print and mono printing techniques and heat pressed printing
printing with Procion dyes thickened with Manutuex
printing with heat-fixable screenprint inks
making and using permanent and impermanent stencils and masks
using drawing fluid and screen filler
how to make a simple repeat pattern
collaging, painting and printing with Disperse heat-reactive dyes
print finishing techniques – curing, foil treatments and stitch options
use of the sewing machine to make a product
As the course progresses you are encouraged to work to your own project and interests applying new taught techniques each week. You will experience a variety of approaches to screenprinting using permananet and impermananet techniques, and make fabric samples which you can layer up with imagery as you develop your knowledge and experience. You will learn use of the Heat Press and a variety of methods for printing and painting with Disperse Dyes.
The tutor will use a mix of group demonstrations, individual support and the examples from her own print design practise to guide you through the process explaining the materials and teaching the printing techniques. You will receive individual support on your designs and how to realise your ideas as required.
Who is this course for?
This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to all levels, including beginner, improver and experienced students. It is suitable for people who are both completely new to textiles and those who want to extend and improve their techniques and learn new approaches to design.
The course may be accessible for people with disabilities as we can provide a learning support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.
Do you need to bring anything?
Begin collecting patterns on paper or fabric for reference use and imagery which inspires and interest you. You should wear old clothes and bring an apron to work in.
MAC can provide basic materials and equipment to participants attending this course if needed, although attendees are encouraged to bring their own where possible to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Are there any additional costs?
Information will be given regarding companies which can photo-expose images onto screens for you should you want to have your digital pattern exposed onto a screen for printing with.
Who teaches this course?
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