Ever wondered how to translate your artwork on to fabric? Join us for an introductory, weekend workshop getting to grips with the technicalities of screen printing onto textiles.
This 2-day, hands-on course will cover the whole screen-printing process – from how to plan and prepare a 2 colour image/design, expose it onto screens using the photo-emulsion process and then print and fix your design onto fabric so it can be made into things and washed.
Screen printing is a highly versatile, stencil based technique that allows an endless variety of marks to be printed – bold solid areas of colour, delicate line drawings, text, texture and photographic images. The screen itself is a fine-mesh fabric stretched taut over a frame through which ink is then forced resulting in a print.
Working with water-based inks you’ll have the opportunity to experiment with color mixing, tailoring each shade to complement your creative vision! Throughout the workshop, you’ll be practising your newfound skills on plain cotton fabric but post-workshop, armed with a solid understanding of the basics, you’ll be equipped to print on various products like t-shirts and tote bags as well as using the fabric you create to make all sorts of textile outcomes.
A great workshop for hobbyists, those looking to learn a new skill or perhaps those interested in starting a new textile product business!
What do I need to prepare before the course?
Before the course, it would be useful to think about the images you want to print and prepare some artwork. You will work towards producing a two-colour image using simple registration, (lining-up), techniques – max size A4. Please view handout linked here which will advise you how to prepare your image.
Your tutor: Karen Stansfield
Karen Stansfield is a printmaker/maker who previously worked in television, theatre and the fashion industry. Karen recently completed a master’s in performance design at the University of Leeds where she explored the relationship between the audience and scenographic materials. Working from her home studio she explores the phenomenology of objects and materials using different printing methods onto textiles and paper.
This course is suitable for beginners as well as those looking to learn a new printmaking technique or wanting a process refresher.
All basic materials such as inks, paper/fabric, tools, and equipment are included. On the workshop you will be provided with 0.5 metres of cotton fabric but feel free to bring along your own (natural fibre) material or product blanks such as a T-shirt.
After attending this course you can join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
- If you have to cancel:
- 16-12 weeks before the course: 50 % of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Less than 12 weeks before the course: 100% of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Please note that full payment is required for non-attendance on a booking that has been transferred.
- If we have to cancel: