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Experimental Textile Printing

Experimental Textile Printing

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Kavita Kumari


This course is an introduction to basic screen printing and heat press for surface fabric design. Working in London College of Fashion’s professional print studio, you’ll have access to specialist equipment to practice a range of surface techniques. You will be using water based pastes and various materials for fabric embellishment. This course will enable you to experiment with surface designs, learning a number of techniques, exploring how to develop a colour range, and to begin to synthesis your ideas into a portfolio of designs.
The course will include:

  • Heat transfer dyes
  • Various water based binders
  • Foil
  • Flock
  • Screen printing
  • Glitter

You may also be interested in further textiles courses which range from digital printing to understanding fabrics. You can browse our full range of textiles courses.


Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and over.


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.

Tutor Description

Kavita Kumari, began her career as a freelance Print Designer in Fashion & Interiors, selling at Indigo and Premiere Vision and in New York to Calvin Klein after graduating from Central Saint Martins with a BA Honours in Textile: Print. She has since held several independent and collaborative exhibitions combining her skills as a Painter and Textile Designer, leading to commissions for Jujus and Village Underground for Corporate Events and New Graduate Designers. She maintains a strong connection with the University through her position as a Specialist Teaching and Learning Print & Dye Technician supporting MA & BA courses at LCF, with a PG Cert in MA Academic Practice for Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education. Kavita teaches Freehand Drawing for Textiles, Polychromatic Screen Printing for Textiles, Fashion Design & Making Residential courses tutor for UAL Short Courses across Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Gloves
  • Apron
  • Sketch book
  • Note pad
  • Pen and pencil
  • Plastic bag
  • Images (you may wish to bring as inspiration) and small pieces of fabric that you may want to experiment with during the workshop.

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