Printed Textiles. Susan Chapman tutors this class, for more information about Susan please visit www.susanmchapman.com.
Printed Textiles is a year long course delivered over 10 monthly sessions. You will be introduced to a number of techniques to produce complex cloth using mainly dye paints on natural fabrics.
No previous experience is necessary, just an interest in learning how to use thickened dyes to print on natural fabrics. This course is limited to 4 students so that you have your own print table, which will enable you to work on large projects
Dates, please take careful note
Dates for the year 2023/2024 mainly the first Saturday in the month as follows…
9 sept, 7 oct, 4 nov, 2 dec, 3 feb, 9 mar, 13 apr, 4 may, 8 jun, 6 july
Printed Textiles fee is £500. You should pay in 3 instalments, firstly £200 as a deposit before the course starts and will secure your place, secondly £200 paid before the February session, and thirdly the final payment of £100 to be paid before the May session.
Each month there is a new topic. As you progress through the course you may combine techniques to create your own projects alongside the basic learning of technique, mentoring is available as the year progresses. An outline of the course by session is as follows.
Session 1 Introduction to course and studio. Design exercise to create source material for the course
Session 2 Basic printmaking using found objects, printing blocks, and thickened dye
Session 3 Introduction to screen printing, blank screens, paper stencils, masking tape
Session 4 Thermofax printing, making and using own designs
Session 5 Monoprinting, overprinting etc
Session 6 Printing by tray dyeing
Session 7 Free drawing, scraping etc. Set up breakdown screens
Session 8 Breakdown Screens, shibori ploughing
Session 9 Wax resist using soy wax, and discharging with bleach
Session 10 Discharge printing with Formusol
The studio is well stocked with resources which are available for you to use and are included in your course fee. You will be advised of any other items you need to bring to the sessions.
Bring your own lunch as there is no shop in the village, but tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day
The first session, bring a notebook and camera for recording your observations
For information on other classes available at the Granary Studio please visit www.granarystudio.com/classes
This event is fully booked.