Screenprinting on Fabric (four-session workshop)
Come learn how to create your own powerful designs and print them on fabrics of your choice! Students will be introduced to the steps in the screen-print process for printing on fabric. From motifs on T-shirts to repetitive patterns on yardage, students will experiment with surface design for fiber art, fashion, or home decor. Hand-drawn and computer-based imagery techniques will be explored. This class is appropriate for both screen printers who want to expand into working with fabric, and for fiber enthusiasts who wish to delve into silkscreen at either the beginner or intermediate levels.
Required supplies for this workshop:
Design: sketchbook for notes and design-planning. Please begin searching out motifs or patterns which inspire you to add to your sketchbook.
Pencils, sharpie markers
1 sheet frosted mylar
USB thumb drive for image files
Apron or smock to protect your clothing
Possible Printing Surfaces: Cotton t-shirts or other clothing items (note: all fabric should be natural fiber, and all should have minimal surface texture)