Printed Textile Design

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Printed Textile Design

We offer both introduction and intermediate level screen printing workshops. Participants learn on industrial standard facilities such as our 30 metre long printing beds, large scale exposure units, heat presses and a star steamer for finishing fabrics. Participants will have access to a large selection of our 500 printing screens.

Introduction to Printed Textile Design

The introductory course is aimed at people with no previous screen printing experience. You will be guided through a variety of screen printing  processes and techniques with expert technical advice and support. You are encouraged to bring in a collection of visual inspiration to help develop your design ideas throughout the course. In addition to this you can access our campus library which offers a wealth of visual reference.

The course will cover;

  • Induction to the screen printing facilities and process
  • Creating drawings, images and patterns to inform fabric printing
  • Translation of drawings, images and patterns for screen printing
  • The process of screen exposure (images onto screen) and preparation
  • Development of a range of printed samples on various substrates using a selection of dyes and pigments

Intermediate Screen Printed Textiles

The Intermediate course is aimed at people that wish to expand their knowledge and skill base from the Introductory course or those that have a basic understanding of the screen print process and wish to further this skill base. Participants may wish to bring visual inspiration or fully formed design ideas to aid this process.

The course will cover;

  • Induction to the screen printing facilities
  • Overview of the process (if required)
  • Creating and translating imagery for screen printing
  • Introduction to screen preparation before printing (Stripping and Coating Screens)
  • Overview of screen exposure and preparation if required
  • Dye Mixing – Pigments, Reactive Dyes and Disperse Dyes (dependent on individual requirements)
  • Development of a range of printed samples on various substrates using a selection of dyes and pigments

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