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Screenprinting Onto Tea Towels


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 3rd March
10.00am - 4.00pm.
Tutor  Alex Palmer / Zoe Potter


Produce a unique and original tea towel featuring your own screenprinted design. • Learn the process of exposing your design to silkscreen • Mix and prepare colours • Print on to fabric. Tea towels provided.

About the Tutors

Alex Palmer graduated from Loughborough University in 2010 with a 2:1 BA Honours in Printed Textiles Design. Currently working at De Montfort University in the Printed and Dyeing Textiles department, Alex works closely with students introducing a variety of printing/dyeing techniques to enable the students to further develop their work.

Alex also produces dyed/printed textiles outside of her usual work to keep her inspired and on trend with what is happening in the textiles industry.

Zoe Potter graduated from The University of Central England in 1998 with a first class BA Honours in Textile design with a specialism in printed textiles. Zoe has a passion for arts education and loves helping people to discover their creative potential.

Her art practice explores surface decoration using print and paint techniques. Layering colour, texture and pattern to create vibrant compositions.

Course structure

Saturday am

  • Welcome to LPW and an introduction to the weekend
  • Demo: How to coat a screen.
  • Look at imagery to be put onto screen - photocopy designs onto acetate ready for exposing.
  • Demo: Expose screen.
Saturday pm:
  • Demo: Mixing print pastes.
  • Demo: How to print.
  • Experiment with screens onto calico, layering imagery and colour.
  • Print final designs onto tea towels.
  • Heat press to fix designs onto tea towels
  • Clean up and evaluation


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