Breakdown Printing: New Dimensions for Texture & Colour

'Breakdown Printing' will encourage anyone who’s nervous about screen printing to get started. The 32 pages provide clear, step-by-step instructions supported by over 60 fabulous colour images. Recipes on making dye paints and discharge paste are also included, along with ideas as to how to build on the printed cloth.

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Print beautiful cloth with disintegrating, organic effects and loads of colour and texture. Easy step-by-step instructions with photographs that illustrate and inspire.

Simply put, breakdown printing involves applying thick dye paints or print paste directly on to the back of the screen. This is left to dry and then printed off with more dye paint or print paste, or a combination thereof. This print media (the dye) is gradually dissolving the dried-on dye on the screen its breaking down and printing an ever-changing array of colours, marks, textures and distressed, organic and disintegrating effects.

About the Author

We formed Committed to Cloth in April 2000 as a result of a shared love of textiles – we’re both practising artists who also love to teach. One of our key goals is to provide the best tutors in professional, spacious studio environments – but you can find out more about that under the Workshops section.

Our skill base and experience spans wet work (dyeing, screen printing etc.), dry work (stitch, construction, textile art etc.) and personal development (composition and design, personal imagery, feedback and critique). We don’t care how cloth is used as long as it provides the creative output for those choosing to use it. Cloth is tactile, cloth is flexible and doesn’t mind what we do to it. As such our students, fellow textile artists and friends generate and use cloth for quilts, stitched textiles, textile art, clothing, soft furnishings, interior design, accessories, sculpture and even jewellery.

We want people to learn, develop, grow and most importantly, have fun and enjoy their work with cloth and stitch. So, take a look at what each of us gets up to and we’ll share our philosophies with you…

SKU: QM1008

Author/Speaker/Editor: Claire Benn

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9780955164903