Monotype, Collage & Transferprint vs Digitalprint & Embellishment

4-daagse workshop met Malene Kristiansen (Dk)


Tutor of this 4day class is Malene Kristiansen, a.o. lecturer at the Designskole in Kopenhagen (Denmark)

We will start with a short presentation of her own design and artistic work; followed by an introduction to digital print on textiles, including software, computers, scanners, colours and fabrics; Malene will then explain the use of sublimation dyes and how they are transferred onto polyester fibers. Students will spend the rest of the day colouring and producing samples and collages on paper, and transfer/print them to synthetic fabrics or non wovens using a heat press or an iron.

On Wednesday students will scan and manipulate images on their own laptop and redesign them for digital printing. Malene will assist and guide everyone in order to get the best results possible. By the end of the day all images are saved and collected and handed to the technician of the Textile Lab of the AUDAX Textile Museum who will print the results on Thursday Morning. 

On Thursday foil transfer and flock print will be explained, plus embroidery on domestic sewing machines as well as hand embroidery. Students will start embellishing the fabric samples they produced earlier. After lunch the digital prints should be ready for analysis and adjustment. The afternoon will be spend on finalizing the digital prints for a second session. And on embellishing the digital print. Before leaving all final print files are handed again to the technician for a 2nd and last print on Friday morning.

Friday morning we will continue with embellishments (foil/flock/embroidery). After lunch the final(second) digital prints will be collected and finished with either embroidery, foil or flock transfer or a combination. To conclude all results will be analysed and discussed after clean up of the classroom.

Note: this class is for intermediate or advanced level only.
All students need to bring their own laptop with Photoshop
plus a memory stick. And of course students need to have
a basic knowledge of Photoshop.

Spoken language: English
SDA members have priority to enter this class but non members may register as well as from august 15.


2 digital prints (size A3) are included in the fee.
There will be a surcharge for supplies, like transferdyes, foil and flock.
You may bring your own synthetic fabrics but they are also available for sale during class.

For those who want to do machine embroidery:
pls bring your own sewing machine, cleaned and well oiled, with a darning foot.
A detailed list of materials to bring will be posted closer to the date. 

This class is related to ECOVISION, the 2nd Conference organised in
Tilburg for the European members of the Surface Design Association.

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