Tag: textile design

Printing with a Screen

Once your screen is made, you’re ready to print. Gather some supplies and check out the video for step-by-step instructions. Supplies: Screen Squeegee Fabric Screen printing ink (available at most local art stores or online); make sure it is appropriate to the kind of fabric you are printing on. Padded table Flat pins or t-pins […]

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Applying Discharge Paste to Fabric to Remove Color

To see this entire video and learn more about printing on fabric check out my online course.  Follow this link and get 50% off the list price. What it does: Removes color from natural fiber (protein or cellulose) fabric. Why it’s used: The paste is thicker than bleach and therefore easier to control to create […]

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Burning and Melting Fabric

What is it? Changing the surface texture of fabric using a heat gun and quick even movements. Why it’s awesome: You can create amazing bubbled effects on synthetic fabrics or scorched and burned patterns on natural fabrics. But, as always, do a few samples. Some fabrics melt quickly while others take a few minutes. Experiment […]

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Making A Screen For Printing

Before you can screen print you need to make a screen. The first step in that process is to stretch screen-printing fabric over a wooden frame. Next, you’ll waterproof the screen using duct tape so that it can be used repeatedly. Supplies: Wooden stretcher bars- often used to stretch canvases for painting Screen printing mesh […]

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Monoprinting on Fabric

Why it’s awesome: This non-repeatable technique is not only fun but it creates interesting and abstract designs, too. But, be prepared to get a little messy and gather as many supplies as you can get your hands on! The more you experiment with this technique the better the results, nothing is off limits when you […]

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Applying Fiber Etch

Fiber Etch Fiber etch is also known as burn out or devore. Fiber etch is the brand name of the chemical used to remove the fibers from the surface of fabric. (Watch this video for a detailed introduction and then scroll down to see a video showing you how to apply fiber etch. For a […]

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