Screenprinting on Textiles

The Complete Guide

Sue Westergaard


This beautiful book explains the techniques behind the art and introduces ideas to explore its exciting and versatile qualities. Packed with step-by-step sequences and practical advice, it not only explains the process but inspires designers and makers to experiment with the creative potential of this striking art form. It introduces the basic technical aspects of printing on fabric, as well as the equipment and materials.

Ideas for designing and developing different types of motifs, images, patterns and repeats are given and how to combine the different elements together. It covers effective low-tech methods that exploit physical skills and simple tools, as well as contemporary printed textile practice with digital input and sophisticated technologies. Advice on the use of colour is given as well as dye recipes and the instructions for their use on fabric.

Methods are included such as cross dyeing, crimping and mark making on fabric, which can be used in conjunction with screenprinting. Drawing on the author's over 40 years of experience, it shares her practical tips and ideas for both the traditional processes of screenprinting and the latest techniques that embrace contemporary practice ready for a new textile audience.


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