A day of exploration with colour, design and textiles. Three different methods of fabric design will be introduced using a variety of fabrics. In the morning we will use Indian woodblocks to create printed designs, experimenting with colour mixing pattern placement and repeat patterns as well as screen printing using prepared thermofax screens. You will print onto cotton fabric pieces and then choose a bag, teatowel or napkins to print your own design.
In the afternoon there will be a demonstration of printing designs using a heat press, you will use dye sublimation papers and natural leaves to create vibrant designs on polyester fabric that can be used as framed art or as unique lining fabric.
Clare Walsh is a Textile Designer, Maker and Workshop tutor, with a background in education and a lifetime love of textiles she uses botanical material to print directly onto fabric, creating vibrant unique prints which are used in garments, interior products and accessories. Inspired by and printed from nature her printed textiles are created for bespoke commissions and special projects. Travels in India and a growing collection of hand carved Indian printing blocks have inspired hand printed designs on natural linen and organic cottons and Clare’s enthusiasm for printed textile design, is communicated in the range of courses and workshops she delivers to students of all ages.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
Includes tuition, all materials, three course hot/cold buffet lunch, refreshments.