3-dagen zeefdrukken o.l.v. Daniel Henry

Giving Soul to Textiles through Coatings

This 3-day screenprinting class is about the following:

How to change the hand and the look of a textile with finishings and embellishments, printing with polymers and glues (water based pastes only), playing with the mesh of the screen, from flat to micro 3D printing customizing the paste to create unique textures.

willingness to experiment, discover and explore, curious, open-minded.  The participants MUST have the basic knowledge of screenprinting and can be novice in coatings.
The goal of the workshop is to  sample / no finished product will be created

First day
workshop introduction : looking at samples, explanations of pastes and different types of screens.

- demos and group trials of simple coatings combined with the heatpress (aspects : satinized, glossy, metallic) 
- demos and group trials of coatings without heatpressing (aspects : super matte and super glossy)
- printing on difficult grounds: e.g. chiffon, tulle,lace or textured fabrics, velvet, grainy linen, fur or pleated fabrics

Second day
- demos and group trials of structuring coatings (printing with stiffener)
- demos of making pastes more special by adding dry extracts (powders) in the pastes to create special textures
- demos and group trials of 3D coatings light or heavy (aspects : super matte and super glossy)

Third day
free technical deepening and combinations of techniques
conclusion and evaluation


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Participants should bring the following:

1. your own squeegee (size 20-30 cm)
2. a dropcloth (piece of calico or cotton) size 200x90
3. 4 blocks to rest your screen on (4 gelijke blokjes dus)
4. a full roll of kitchen paper
5. a towel to dry your screen
6. a roll of baking paper (flat/no relief)
7. paper tape (3 different widths)
8. textile foils *
9. waterbased adhesive (grey and white) *

collect and bring diverse textiles (grounds for printing)
select what interest you : –
 heavy / light, dense / loose, plain / printed, smooth / textured, naturals / synthetics, woven / knitted, matte / shiny, etc. –  velvet, satin, lace, net, non-woven, openwork, fur, sheer, felt, etc. –  fabrics with designs : stripes, checks, wax, flowers, animal prints, etc.
This list is only to open the mind to a maximum of possibilities. Bring what you have, what you like, also what you don't like :-)
the goal is not to spend money... But please bring very diverse and opposite things

If you have stencils that you like, bring them, Daniel will bring blank screens also.


*) the foils and glue are also for sale during class and not included in the labfee