Print flat colour onto man-made fabrics and other materials to create images which exploit transparent colour and layering. Using hand cut stencils, linear or painted images onto your chosen surfaces, heat transfer printing will transform the substrate (base) material with colour and texture. It is also an excellent way to recycle and re-purpose old fabric for new uses.
The range of marks and imagery which can be evolved using this environmentally friendly technique is unique and creates fascinating results. The results are instant and glorious colours with a heat press, or can be achieved using a regular iron. The course introduces many possibilities for you to explore.
Start collecting materials now to bring with you. Bring anything polyester you can find, and ideally be prepared to share materials to try. The tutor will introduce various ways of working with the materials, concept and media, for you to experiment and explore in your own way.
No experience is needed and the first day will be structured but very experimental and playful.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
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.