If you missed Diane Franklin last year, she is returning to offer her two-day workshop in April 2018 on deconstructed (or breakdown) printing. Breakdown printing is a technique in preparing silkscreens with textured objects, stencils, or drawings and thickened dyes. A print is made from the dried screens onto fabric or paper. Each screen produces a series of related, but different, prints and wonderful color and pattern effects.
In this workshop you will learn how to:
- Construct your own silkscreens of different sizes from inexpensive materials
- Create stencils and simple collagraph plates that you can use to prepare your screens
- Use textured objects to assemble on your screens
- Prepare fabrics and papers for printing
- Blend thickened dyes to get a variety of colors and color effects
- Batch and wash your finished prints.
This workshop is suitable for anyone who would like to experiment with this fascinating surface design technique.
The possibilities for the resulting fabric/paper are endless, and the workshop allows students to experiment with different ways of preparing screens depending on the desired end result.
Thursday & Friday 5 & 6 April 2018
10.00 – 16.00 uur. There is a lunch break.
DIY Textile School
Tussen de Bogen 36
1013 JB Amsterdam
Diane has written a fantastic e-book over fabric dyeing, Dyeing Alchemy – available to download from her site.
See Nienke Smit’s recommendation here.
€210 for 2-day workshop including tax.