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Textile Printing: Make Your Own Festive Table Runner

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Setting the table for a gathering is a festive occasion. Add your unique personal touch to your table with your own handmade, festive table runner.

Enjoy experimenting with several screen-printing methods using your own design.

You will have the opportunity to expose and create your own pattern to put on to a screen and then print it on to fabric to craft into a table runner.

This course will introduce you to a range of textile techniques which can be built upon each week creating samples and your own designs.

At the end of this course you will have a self-created and designed table runner or piece of fabric!

You will also gain enhanced knowledge and understanding of how the process of silk screen printing works and how several colours and patterns can be added and/or developed.

Scroll towards the bottom of the page for details on the entry requirements and how you'll learn.

What I'll learn

You will learn a variety of techniques such as:

  • how to experiment with stencils and create imagery ready for screen
  • how to use negatives and positives of images
  • the process of transferring your stencil design to screen
  • how to layer up and create surface textures onto fabric
  • apply printing ink to several different fabrics and block out areas of the screen for applying more than one image or colour

 

 

How I'll learn

Teaching methods include:

  • Formal instruction
  • Discussion
  • Individual tuition
  • Practical demonstration
  • Practical experience

Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills according to your own specific needs.

 

Entry Requirements

All levels are welcome! This course is suitable for complete beginners and/or more experienced printers that would like to push themselves in a more artistic way.

Photoshop/photography skills would benefit you if you’d like to create something ultra specific but they are not essential as the tutor can support on this.

You should also be able to follow simple verbal instruction that will support the session and be open to group discussions.

Basic materials for this course will be provided.

However, we do advise you to bring an apron and any specific finishings you may like, for example thread colour.

There will be 2 meters of Caligo per person available. However, if you have a specific fabric in mind for your final print, we advise you to bring your own to the length you need.

Please bring in pictures or images for inspiration.

 

How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.