Printing on Fabric :: Screen Printing, Stencil Printing & Instinctual mark-making

Printing on fabric using stencils & screen printing as well as unique mark-making processes

This series of Printing on Fabric covers the basics of stencil printing and screen printing, including how to design and hand-cut a stencil to use for screen printing. We'll also look at different ways to make marks using an instinctual process, using found and gathered objects for stamping and 'painting'.

These sessions are designed for beginners to gain an understanding of the differences between stencil printing and screen printing - why each has their own uses. And then to overcome any "stuck" feelings by using hand made stamps (made from found and gathered materials) and fun painting processes.

Each step-by-step video guides you as if you were sitting beside me in my studio. I share my knowledge in a free way, giving you the most information I can, while chatting in a conversational way. There's lots of talk about making mistakes and overcoming fears of perfection (that's an over-aching theme of mine!).

You'll learn:
+ How to design and then cut a stencil
+ How to stencil print / paint
+ How to screen print using your hand cut stencil
+ How to screen print using found 'things'
+ How to use found items to make your own stamps and painted fabric
+ How to repeat print for meterage

You can print your own tea towels, tote bags, clothing, fabric panels and learn about repeat printing for meterage. We'll also make a backdrop for (Instagram or product or fun) photo taking.

My aim with all my classes is to use what you have, but for screen printing you do need a few supplies. Please email me for the full materials list, but you will need a silk-screen for printing (you can buy these second hand, from an art supply shop or make your own), a squeedgie for screen printing, fabric paint (this is vital if you'll be washing your fabric), a sharp blade such as a scalpel, a cutting mat, and a few more things that you can do without but do help you with...... {email me [email protected] for the full list}.

Your Instructor

Ellie Beck
Ellie Beck

Hi, I’m an artist, author, creative maker & mentor. My ethos is about slowing down, creating intentionally & gently guiding Creatives on how to listen to your inner whisper.

I’m also a mother, lover of walking bare-feet in the forest & swimming naked in the ocean, textile crafter & creative teacher.

I share stories & heart-ful living, in a slow intentional manner. I’m truly happiest talking with my flowers in the garden, a light sprinkle of rain tumbling on the heads of my children who are gathering blooms beside me. And watching the way the light falls on the tall gum trees in our forest.

The complex aspect of me means that I love both the quiet of crafting & art-making alone, but also feel energised by spending time with other creatives sharing our time together, stitch by stitch, word by word.

Tea & cake, & lots of messy fabrics & tangled threads, along with gathered leaves, twigs, seedpods or bird nests play a big part of my life

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy with my courses, but unfortunately due to the nature of online course content, once you enrol I cannot offer a refund. If the course does not match up to the description, and you feel it was wrongly described, please contact me via email ([email protected]) and we can chat about it. If you'd like to ask me any more questions about the course, to see if it's suitable for you, please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.

This course is closed for enrollment.