Screen Printing Sampler: 4 Fun & Innovative Ways to Make Artful Cloth (Video Download)

Screen printing is versatile, instant gratification! World-renowned surface design expert Jane Dunnewold demonstrates four temporary (or impermanent) methods for adding designs to a screen.
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Flour paste is easy and inexpensive and creates organic lines—crackles, words, and even drawings. Paper stencils are immediate and perfect for a short printing session or for printing single images. Water-soluble glue withstands several printings; it dissolves as you print, so every image is slightly different from the one printed just before it. Soy wax can be applied with a brush or a stencil—or even a tjanting tool. Once the printing is complete, hot water washes the wax away. Voilà! Your screen is clean and ready for the next print run. Inexpensive and addicting, these screen-printing techniques are a must for the fiber-artist’s surface design toolbox.
About the Author
Jane Dunnewold has been an influential textile artist for more than 20 years and is the author of Complex Cloth.  She teachers and exhibits internationally, and her awards include Quilt National, the Quilt Japan Prize, and the Gold Prize at the Taegu International Textile Exhibition.  Jane maintains Art Cloth Studios, as exhibition and teaching facility she shares with a group of artists in San Antonio, Texas.  She also chairs and teaches in the Surface Design Studio at the Southwest Craft Center and serves as Vice President of Outreach for the Surface Design Association.


Blank silk screens (To make your own, you need: wooden frames; sheer, taut fabric for the screens—such as a curtain sheer; a staple gun; and duct tape.)
Textile paint or fiber-reactive dyes
Fabric (preferably 100% cotton, silk, or rayon) 
Old newspaper 
Freezer paper
X-ACTO® knife
Water-based glue (such as Elmer’s® Glue-All® or Elmer’s Washable School Glue Gel)
Electric skillet
Soy wax
Paintbrushes (dedicated to wax use), 1" and 2"
Flour (basic white)
Sponge or sponge stamps


Tjanting tool
Thermofax® screen
Discharge agent

SKU: EP2017

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jane Dunnewold

Format: Standard Definition Video

Customer Reviews

Reasonably Satisfied Review by BubbeCraft

Frst, let me begin by saying two things:

1) Unlike a previous reviewer (Todd P), I did not find Jane Dunnwold the least bit sour. Droll? Yes, very much her own humorous "resist".

2) I had no idea what to expect since I knew next to nothing about the topic but the description, coupled with inexpensive price, made the workshop "irresistible"!

Having said that, overall, I was reasonably satisfied with content. My only issues are:

1) I will have to watch again and take notes so I can research the various things I did not understand. There were too many references to techniques she did not explain, assuming the viewer had some knowledge of the topic.

2) I think the video could be improved by demonstrating mediums other than just paint. It's not enough to say you can use other mediums -- which I understood produce different results -- and not explain and/or demonstrate them. For example, what exactly is thickened dye (where is it found or how is it made) and what kinds of differences are there in it's use on the different resists (such as overprinting -- should you dry between prints).

The best part for me was learning I could make my own silk screen inexpensively and most of the materials she used I already have on hand or they aren't expensive to purchase.

(Posted on 6/16/13)

Good overview of four design techniques Review by Todd Peckham

I loved learning the methods demonstrated in this video, all of which have a lot of flexibility in their application. I would certainly recommend this video to anyone. Just wish the instructor had been a little less sour in her approach.

(Posted on 12/28/10)