Simple ScreenprintingTaught by: Heather Moore
Friday Sep 14 - all day
Kit Fee: 8.50
While screenprinting can be a wonderfully immediate way of getting your designs onto fabric, it does require a fair amount of equipment, like screens, squeegees, facilities for exposing, and plenty of water for washing up. This class offers an introduction to the basic principles of screenprinting techniques, using materials that can be found at the local craft store (and at the bottom of your handbag).
The simple set up makes the technique achievable in a small space with minimal equipment, mess and fuss. After an explanation of how screenprinting works, the class will apply these principles using an embroidery hoop, stencil, piece of organza and an old credit card. Concepts and principles around making stencils will be explored, looking at the kinds of designs that work well with this technique. Participants will be able to try their hand at making stencils using a number of techniques, and some ready-made stencils will also be made available.
Soon enough, you'll have an understanding of screenprinting, as well as experience of how it works too!
Pen and pencil
Paper for sketching
X-acto knife and blades
self-healing cutting mat
Paper & fabric scissors sticky tape
2 or 3 embroidery hoops (approx 7.5" diameter)
1 or 2 colours of textile paints (eg: Jacquard Textile colours)
A plastic knife
An old, discarded credit card
Tightly-woven fabric pieces you'd like to print on (think of what you'd like to make with your fabric afterwards - eg: a pillow cover, a pencil bag, bunting...)
A roll of paper towel
Kit Fee covers the following:
Acetate for making stencils
Scrap fabric for test prints
Organza for making a silkscreen
All classes offered by Heather Moore
Thursday, September 13
Friday, September 14