Digital Textile Printing: Placement and Repeat Prints
This course explores the technique of placement and repeat prints for textiles. Placement prints feature highly amongst luxury fashion houses collections. With an introduction to textile design you will study designers working with print and expand your knowledge of print techniques.
Throughout the course you will develop your own ideas using a variety of media sources: drawings, painting or photography, as a starting point. You will subsequently manipulate your ideas in Photoshop before finally digitally printing your design onto fabric.
Working to a brief you will create a placement print onto a panel of fabric which you will then make into a simple garment.
As part of the course students will learn how to prepare their files to print and visit a working print bureaux.
The course includes:
- Expand knowledge of print designing and designers already working in industry
- Research techniques and development
- Exploring different media as the starting point for prints
- Fabric awareness
- Introduction to the basics of Photoshop
- Use of latest digital printers and visit to a textile bureau
- Creation of a simple T-shirt style garment
Beginner/intermediate you should have an interest in the subject and basic Photoshop skills are welcome but not required.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.
Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.
Alex Darche is the founder of the British label Daisy Darche, which she established while studying for a BA in History of Art and Archaeology. The label was initially picked up by Liberty of London and subsequently by other department stores and boutiques in the UK and abroad.
Her fascination with colour and creating moods in patterns is reflected in the label’s focus on bold, vivid prints on silks. Influences from the Far East are also visible in Alex’s designs.
Since completing an MA in Textiles specialising in Print at the Royal College of Art, Alex has worked as a freelancer designer and brand consultant collaborating with other designers and labels on various special projects.
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:
- Materials - 8GB USB
- Sketch book
- Masking tape