Transfer printing or sublimation printing, is a versatile and popular method to transfer designs or patterns onto synthetic fabrics.
The process involves the use of transfer dyes which are painted onto paper and then transferred on to synthetic fabrics using either an iron or a heat press.
On this workshop you will be learning how to transfer your designs onto fabric using this method. We will be experimenting with the transfer dyes on paper initially, before transferring images onto fabric using stencils, leaves and plants creating exciting and unique patterns .
By the end of the day you will have a greater understanding of the process and the materials and equipment needed to print at home. The workshop provides a structured environment to grasp the entire process from start to finish, including surface preparation and design transfer,
This workshop is suitable for beginners interested in trying a new process or those with some experience.
The workshop will be delivered by Alison Butler. Alison has over 25 years experience as a textile designer and loves experimenting with colour and pattern in her work.
All materials are included in the workshop, if you have any additional synthetic materials at home you would like to experiment with, please do bring them along.
The workshop will run from 10 - 4pm and costs £99.
Refreshments will be served throughout the day - just bring your lunch.