Transfer printing is a fantastic, quick and relatively mess-free way to colour synthetic fabric. Although some quilters will only use cotton, incorporating a variety of fabrics into wall hangings can create interesting surfaces and textures.
This is a self guided course consisting of series of videos taking you through the basics of transfer printing, exploring some of the fun ways you can use this technique, culminating in making a book exploiting the properties of non-woven fabric.
Examples of transfer printing, showing some of the amazing possibilities of this techniques
How to mix the powders and ways to paint them onto paper
How to transfer the colour from the paper to your fabric
Using masks to stop the colour from transferring
Using leaves as a mask and as a way of transferring colour
Making a book from your transfer printed fabric.
A four page, full colour pdf is also included, with live links to the video.
Who is this course for?
Anyone who wants to start colouring fabric themselves and experiment with different types of fabric.
What do I need?
You will need transfer paints, preferably in powder form, paper to paint on, paint brushes and other simple mark making tools (ie sticks, coffee stirrers, foam brushes, etc), synthetic fabrics, leaves and other things you can use to mask the transfer paint. This course is also available as a kit, with everything you need apart from the copier paper. See https://www.gilliancooperstudio.co.uk/product/transfer-printing-kit-2/
You will also need an iron and a board or mat as well as something to protect it from the paints, such as baking parchment.
Note: please do not purchase this course if you are on one of my C&G patchwork courses as most of these videos are included as part of that course.
This course will be delivered as a pdf to you by email after purchase (please note it is not automatic, so there may be a few hours delay until I receive the notification and send it to you). If you haven’t received it within 12 hours, please check your spam folder. The pdf gives you the links to access the videos.