Designing prints and transferring prints onto fabric is an important part of any design process. It can seem like a daunting task to anyone slightly less experienced in textile design. But it need not be!
In this Masterclass, expert print designer, Christine Teeling, draws on her decade of experience working in the fashion industry to share her knowledge of the subject. In a series of short videos, she will talk you through the different types of printing available for fabric, and what the pros and cons are of each method. Then, in a Technical Tutorial, she will demonstrate how to use Photoshop to create a repeat pattern suitable for printing onto fabric.
In this Masterclass, you will learn:
- The differences between screen and digital printing
- Some of the different benefits of screen and digital printing for fabric
- Some of the challenges of each printing method
- What you should consider when outsourcing to a designer
- Some of the copyright considerations involved with printing onto fabric
- How to ensure you have the correct license for your prints
- Where to start if you want to create print designs yourself
- How to use Photoshop's Offset Tool to create a repeat pattern suitable for printing
Introduction to Printing on Fabric With Christine Teelingwith Christine Teeling
Christine Teeling is a textile print designer with ten years of experience in the fashion industry. She has worked for some of the highstreets' biggest names, including H&M, ASOS and River Island, as well as running her own South London-based sustainable studio, which takes a more circular approach to fashion design. She also lectures about fashion design at Bucks University, teaching others how to design and print more sustainably.
In this video, Christine tells us a bit about her background and her skillset.
Developing Your Designs and Working with a Design Studiowith Christine Teeling
Now you've decided whether to go with digital or screen printing, you need to work on developing your patterns and designs. To do so, you might feel that you want to hire a designer, and, in this lesson, Christine talks you through the practicalities of doing just that.
Creating a Print Design Yourselfwith Christine Teeling
In this lesson, Christine guides you through the principles of creating your own designs. From the software to use, to some of the short courses available out there, we'll have you realising your beautiful work onto fabric in no time.
Licensing and Copyrighting Your Printswith Christine Teeling
Licensing and ensuring that you have the correct copyright in place can be a daunting subject. In this video, we break down the essential points to help you move forward with your design or product.
For more information about dyes and finishes for fabric, see our previous Masterclass, Mastering Dyes and Finishes.