Textiles Printing Level 2


This 8 weeks course is ideal for those who has taken part in our Textiles Printing Level 1 (TP1) course and would like to take their skills to the next level. The primary focus is the use of reactives and acid dyes, which are primarily used in printing on silk and wool.

This course will build upon the screen-printing basics you have learned on TP1, where you will learn how to mix your own reactive and acid dyes, painting the ink/ dye onto your screen, the transfer process and then the finishing process of your printed fabric. You will also learn the intricate process of printing on finer fabrics, i.e. silk.

Participants will get the opportunity to discuss their objectives at the beginning of the course, so subjects learned throughout can be tailored to a specific project or question you have in mind. You will also get plenty tutored/ supervised studio practice time throughout this course, with a peer & tutor critique/ review throughout the course.

There will be plenty time for play & experimentation, with the help of an experienced tutor on hand to ask questions while getting real-time experience of what it’s like to create in a printing studio.

*** Duration for this course is 3 hours (per session) for 8 weeks (total course time of 24 hours). Please contact us to arrange a suitable time for your booking. ***

What will you learn in Textiles Printing Level 2?

  • The process of selecting, creating artwork/ stencil for your screen, i.e. creating your artwork on kodatrace/ transparency
  • Screen preparation & reclamation
  • Screen coating & exposure.
  • The process of painting reactive/ acid stencil inks onto your screen
  • Colour matching and ink mixing using reactive and acid dyes
  • The process of affixing fabric onto the print table by the means of ‘gumming’
  • Fixing/ finishing your printed fabric

What’s included?

  • Plain cotton, wool, silk fabric (approx. 50x50cm each)
  • Printing dyes/ inks required for use for the duration of the course
  • Photo-emulsion
  • Koda-trace/ drafting film to fit 1x A2 screen (or equivalent)
  • Gum tape
  • Newsprint
  • A2 screen x 1 (or equivalent size)
  • Lightbox and Exposure Unit
  • Squeegees
  • Dyes and printing paste-mixing paraphernalia
  • Aprons + PPE
  • Course handouts and printing recipes covered during the course
  • Light refreshments

What do you need to supply/ bring yourself?

  • Inspiration/ rough idea of what you want to do for your 8 weeks project
  • Any fabric of your choice to test, preferably more wool & silk, to last you for the duration of the course.
  • Old clothes to print with (you will get messy!) + Wellyboots (optional)
  • Masking tapes (widths: 50mm + 25mm)
  • Sketchbook
  • Tracing paper
  • Sharpie/ opaque black markers, black acrylic paints
  • Gouache paints (for ideas development)
  • Scalpel with blades

Due to the amount of information covered in this course, you will be expected to do some of the research work and drawings in your own time. Additional materials can also be purchased on the day.

By booking into our courses, you are agreeing to our terms & conditions.

Additional Information

Booking Type

1:1, Group

Booking Numbers

Minimum number: 4 people
Maximum number: 6 people

If we do not meet the minimum booking number, then we reserve the right to either cancel or modify existing bookings made as according to our T&C. We will not make any changes without informing or consulting you beforehand.


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