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V - Low Tech Screen Printing

  • 01 May 2021
  • 02 May 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • 01 May 2021, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 02 May 2021, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Local Cloth via Zoom
  • 5


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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

Improvisational Printing

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


Level: Beginner

Materials fee: 0

Registration: Members $140 Non-members $ 180

Instructor:  Bio Jen Swearington


408 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801

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