In this workshop we will explore printing with fiber reactive dyes. These dyes are vibrant, colorfast, and can have the look of watercolors. If you plan to print with dyes, please bring pre-washed cotton items (fiber reactive dyes do not work on synthetic fibers, so no nylon, polyester, etc). For best results do not include fabric softener in your pre-wash.
We will also have standard water based textile inks available for anyone who prefers them.
Hello Crunchy Crafters,
Summer is here and we have another screen printing workshop* for you. This time we welcome back Azlyn Wheeldon, who will share her skills with you.
In this workshop you will:
• Bring a few light color bags or T-shirts to print on.
• Hand pull a multi-layered screen print from a selection of water related motifs
• Go home with a cool, one of a kind monoprint wearable art and a new gained confidence in the craft of screen printing
You'll learn about:
• Burning a screen using diazo emulsion
• Creating a simple stencil for printing with a silk screen (anyone can do this at home without complicated equipment!)
• The mechanics of hand pulling prints on a fabric substraet
• Printing with dye and printing with ink
• Supplies for basic screen printing set up
A couple of examples of the beautiful sea themed designs you can print at this workshop:
Here is a photo from Azlyn's last class:
About the teacher:
Azlyn earned her Master of Arts in Art and Art Education at Columbia University. She has a printmaking studio in Riverside California where she teaches screen printing and other methods of textile design. In her work, Azlyn draws from themes of science and nature to create handmade, functional household linens and fabrics.
"She really knows her stuff..."
Good results are almost inevitable.
Getting hands on is the key.
Don't do it any other way.
*Yes, we realize the last workshop was screen printing too, but a lot of you are interested in doing it - we promise will have other workshops coming soon.