Saturday, March 7, 2009

Art League Class - Screen Printing for Textiles

March 8, 2009

This past Wednesday was the last class in a five week series at the Art League in Old Town Alexandria which I taught. The small class of six explored Thermal fax screen printing, freezer paper stencils and photo emulsion screens using thickened H dye to screen onto the fabric. Additional photos of the class at work can been seen at
The next five class session, Surface Design: Screenprint for Textiles, will begin April 14, 2009, at the Art League.

Due to heavy snow, the first scheduled day of class was canceled and students were emailed a Notan design assignment to get them started. Jeanne's designs inspired additional black paper images for photo emulsion printing.

Judy used thermofax screens to print her fish image on napkins she had dyed in a low-water immersion class. She maximized space on her print surface by rolling half of the napkins.

Sharon worked with her Thermal fax screens and a leaf image.

Paula's good design sense came through on her Notan designs with a wash of lavendar.

Jeanne used her Thermal fax designs to print on her immersion dyed fabric which she will stitch into a blouse.

Sarah used a stone pattern placemat
to print this deconstructed image in red and black.

Zita's Notan design, screen printed in deep red, compliments her shibori dyed scarf.