Textile printing is the process of applying color to fabric in definite patterns or designs. In properly printed fabrics the color is bonded with the fibre, so as to resist washing and friction. This course includes an instruction for experienced printmakers to explore textile screenprinting to enhance their skills. This includes direction for large scale printwork on paper and/or fabric for their brand or personal work. Students will learn how to create repeat patterns with their images. Students will be able to print on cotton fabric from one yardage to tee shirts. Inks appropriate for textile printing and proper ink mixing methods will also be explained. Deriving a new skill that can be easily done at home; it will be experimental, messy and hands on! There will be visual material for ideas provided by instructor, and students are encouraged to bring any particular images used as inspiration.
Angela Pilgrim self taught artist, Founder of Fruishun by Angela and Newark, NJ native found her niche within Textile and Illustration fusing childhood influences with rooted African American pop culture and traditions. Heavily influenced by her 1990’s upbringing, the work touches the subject of African American female beauty through use of pastel colors, patterns and mixed media. Although belonging to a generation digital , she enjoys the idea of the lost art of handmade work. All work starts as an illustration and screen printed on fabric in a color complimented aesthetic.