"Whole Cloth" Compositions
Discover the potential of creating a finished design directly on fabric using a relaxed and playful technique . Complex designs can be achieved through the multi layering of solid areas of color along with the removable of color. Thickened dyes and discharge paste will be the medium used in this class. Paper stencils that are either carefully cut or spontaneously torn will be the method of resist in this procedure. The addition of thermofax silkscreens will add detail and texture to these “whole cloth” compositions. This class is for beginners as well as for those that have experimented with printing on fabric before.
Children's Fiber Art Workshop
Some pictures from a children's fiber art workshop I taught this summer.
Creating Original Cloth
Create beautiful fabric of your own design using a variety of printing, painting and surface techniques. Begin the course by using a thermal image machine to create precise and detailed screen images that you will print. Proceed to paint, monoprint and stamp on the material followed by using dyes, discharge agents and glue. These fabrics can be used as original cloth or can be combined with fusing techniques to create a collage or quilt. All levels.
Cut, Slash and Tear Your Way to Innovative Fabric Design
Discover the potential of creating a finished design directly on fabric, using relaxed and playful silkscreen techniques. Cutting, slashing tearing and drawing with a seam ripper will create the marks that provide paper resists for our silkscreened compositions. The design and use of thermofax screens will be explored and will allow us to add a variety of textures to our work. Using blank silkscreen to add solid colors of dye, complex designs can be achieved by layering areas of thickened dyes with these multiple techniques. Beautiful fabrics can be used as quilts or simply as “art cloth”. All levels.
New Fangled Silkscreens
We will create silkscreens using riso film and black and white photocopies. This method allows for intricately detailed images as well as highly graphic designs to be transferred to the screen in a matter of seconds. Design possibilities will be explored through a series of exercises using paint, collage, drawing and stamping. Paint, ink, dye, discharge agents and glue are a few of the mediums that will be introduced for screening onto cloth, clothing, paper or any flat surface. Use these screens to create unique fabric for quilts, garments, t-shirts, scarves, etc.
Create “art cloth”, silk scarves using a variety of surface design techniques. Painting, mono-printing, and thermofax silkscreens will be explored. We will create these silkscreens using riso film and black and white photocopies. This method allows for intricately detailed images as well as highly graphic designs to be transferred to the screen in a matter of seconds. Dyes will be used in creating these original works of art to wear.
Torn Paper and Textures: The Art of Original Cloth
Using a blank silkscreen and simple paper resist techniques learn to create original images on fabric for spontaneous and exciting results. Follow this with instant silkscreens created from black and white photo copies and a thermo fax machine. These instant printable images have great detail can be highly graphic. Textures, text, photos, and drawings are some of the inspirations that can be the basis of your new instant screens. Complex designs are achieved by layering areas of thickened color dyes − then removing color with discharge paste. The results will be spontaneous and exciting! Use your original fabrics for clothing, collages, quilts or simply to display as “art cloth.” All levels.