Textile transformations – colour and print with heat with Carole Waller

Art textiles

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About this course

Get instant results and glorious colours with a heat press (or regular iron). Print flat colour onto man-made fabrics and leather to create exciting re-purposed surfaces for textiles or jewellery.

Course Description

Get instant results and glorious colours with a heat press, or regular iron as you print flat colour onto manmade fabrics and leather to create exciting surfaces for textiles or jewellery.

Using hand cut stencils, linear or painted images onto your chosen surfaces, heat transfer printing will transform cloth or other materials with colour and texture. It is also an excellent way to upcycle old clothing fabric for new uses. The range of marks and imagery which can be evoked using this environmentally friendly technique is unique and creates fascinating results. The course introduces many possibilities for you to explore.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • On this course the cost of dyes, papers and some fabrics are included to experiment with. (The tutor may make an additional charge if you use a large quantity.)

What students need to bring

  • Cotton gloves, if you have them – to protect your hands using the heat press
  • Any fabrics or leather you have. Light coloured or white synthetic fabrics, (second hand synthetic clothing – even with tears or marks are often the best, please ensure these are clean and freshly washed before bringing to the course.
  • Any paint brushes or favourite mark making tools to dip in dye and make images, you wish to bring
  • A camera to record work if you wish

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Additional papers, drawing materials and craft knives
Wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear i.e. no open-toes or sandals. Safety boots, if specified.


Carole Waller

Carole Waller is a well-known textile artist with an international reputation for her expressive approach to putting ideas, colour and imagery into cloth.Her own work is suffused with colour and depth - and her knowledge of working on 'unprimed' canvases, silks, cottons, wool and manmade fabrics has been acquired in the 25 years she has run her studio near Bath.

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