Unlock the mysteries of screen printing with simple, immediate, low-tech processes to print anything from t-shirts to fine scarves, from paper cards to fabric yardage. Jen will show you how to design a range of stencils to print through screens including: painting with screen filler and drawing fluid, rubbing textures with wax, cutting shelf paper, and more. Printing media will focus primarily on water-soluble textile inks, but Jen will also review processes to thicken dyes and color removers. Let her show you lots of tips and tricks to keep on printing at home! OPEN TO ALL SKILL LEVELS
Working from her home kitchen, Jen will conduct class via Zoom. She will demonstrate all processes and encourage interaction as she goes. You can watch, follow along, and ask questions, then experiment on your own optional “homework” after class Saturday evening and show your work for discussion Sunday morning. “Homework” is recommended for practice, feedback, and advice but is totally optional; you can get as much or as little hands-on experience as you want.
Recipes and procedures are pulled straight from Jen’s book, “Printing on Fabric: Techniques with Screens, Stencils, Inks and Dyes,” available autographed directly from her at jennythreads.etsy.com or from amazon, etc.
Overview of the Screen, Stencil and Print Surface
Examples of Prints and Characteristics of Techniques
Simple Cut Stencils: Contact Shelf Paper
Printing Found Textures: Paraffin Wax Rubbing
Intricate Cut Stencils: Tyvek
Painted Stencils Part 1: Drawing Fluid
Question and Answer Time: how did your printing go?
Painted Stencils Part 2: Screen Filler Spray-out
Layout, Registration & Repeat Printing
Thickening Dyes: Sodium Alginate
Printing Color Removal: Thiox and Bleach
Materials fee: 0
Registration: Members $140 Non-members $ 180
Instructor: Bio Jen Swearington