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Disperse dyeing / transfer printing workshop, Lancaster, Diana Morrison

Diana Morrison

Duration: 1 day 10am - 4pm

Price: £60

Book with: Christine Stanford
at Christine Stanford Textile Artist

Harpers Mill
White Cross Industrial Estate
South Road, Lancaster

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About the Course

Disperse dyes are liquid colours or crayons which are applied to paper and they may be painted or printed and are then transferred to fabric through a heat transfer process.
These techniques were originally developed for fabric printing before the onset of digital printing but the techniques in a simplified form can be used at home to create multi coloured prints on fabric.

You will be shown how to use the disperse dyes and crayons by painting, printing, and taking rubbings from textural plates onto thin paper creating a series of textures with the dyes and crayons. This can then be layered by using a variety of objects from cut stencils to delicate original plant forms to create a resist image.

Disperse dyes work best with synthetic fabrics and you will be provided with satin, velvet and chiffon samples with which to experiment.

You will take home a folder of samples and a small covered notebook together with a sheet listing stockists and some ideas for further development.

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What's included in the price?

All dyes, crayons, paints, fabrics, papers and a small soft notebook to cover will be provided.

You will need to bring some small soft watercolour brushes, scissors, a pencil and an eraser if possible but there will be some brushes etc. to borrow on the day.

I often use small delicate leaves and plants such as cow parsley and ferns to act as resist images so you may wish to bring some small plants of your own to use. These will work better if dried for a week or so between sheets of paper towel and weighed down under something heavy. Fresh plant forms sometimes cause staining when the sap leaks from them although this can usually be removed by washing the fabric afterwards.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. You will need to bring lunch, however Lancaster City Centre is only 5 minutes away where you can buy lunch.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 20th July 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends