Printing on Fabric: Five Techniques to Get You Started is your answer to boring old fabric from your local craft store. Learn how to take your fabrics from basic to extraordinary with a few simple techniques.
Learn Textile Techniques to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing
· Learn 5 techniques that will transform your sewing projects
· Learn to determine the difference between natural and synthetic fibers
· Choose the appropriate dye or ink for your project
· Feel comfortable experimenting with textile design on fabric
· Set up appropriate workspaces for each technique
Experiment with Five Non-traditional Textile and Surface Design Techniques
This class will give you the courage and know how to create one-of-a-kind fabric for your sewing projects with the help of five very different techniques.
Whether you're a beginner looking to get your feet wet in the textile industry or if you are an experienced sewer or quilter looking to take your project up a notch this course is for you. You can even use it to build your fashion, textile or fiber arts portfolio, a great way to get ready for art school.
This course is presented in real time so you can follow along and includes detailed instructions about workspace set up and making the most of your home studio.
Contents and Overview
Over 11 lectures and over 1.5 hours of video content you’ll learn how to effectively manipulate dye and chemicals on fabric.
First I’ll show you how to monoprint, a non-repeatable abstract manipulation of dye on a slick surface that's then transferred onto a piece of fabric. Then I’ll show you how to apply vibrant splashes of dye with little more than dye powder and a spray bottle.
Once you feel comfortable with dyes and inks I’ll show you a non-traditional way to create beautiful surface texture with only a heat gun.
Then, I’ll introduce you to two chemicals, one used to remove color called, discharge paste and another to remove fibers from fabric, called Fiber Etch.
Upon completion of this course you’ll be able to think beyond your local fabric store and create unique textiles on any fabric using fabric dye, inks, heat and chemicals.
Learn how to preform a burn to test, which will help you determine the fiber content of your fabric. Also covered is how to choose the appropriate dye/ink for different fabric types. And an overview of the supplies you'll need.
A list of supplies you'll need to complete the course and where to find them.
Learn how to create abstract images by applying dye/ink to freezer paper before transferring the pattern to fabric.
Learn how to manipulate powdered dye with little more than a spray bottle to create vibrant splashes of color on fabric.
Learn how to use a heat gun to achieve bubbled and burned effects on synthetic and natural fabric.
Learn how to use a chemical called Fiber Etch to remove cellulose fibers from fabric. Often referred to as burn out or devore, this technique is widely used on velvet and mixed fibered knits.
Learn how to use discharge paste, a thickened bleach, to remove color from dark colored, natural fabrics.
Conclusion to the course and how to stay in touch.
I'm a fashion design educator with 7+ years teaching college aged students at a renowned art and design college.
The highlight of my career thus far is the publication of a textbook authored and illustrated by me called, Surface Design for Fabric and published by Bloomsbury Publications. It has been well received and has even become a part of the required curriculum in some of the top fashion design programs throughout the United States and England.
I began sewing as a little girl under the guidance of my grandmother, first learning quilting techniques eventually graduating to making clothes for my dolls and Barbies and then for myself and my friends. I believe that it is never too soon or too late a new skill.