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Heritage meets high fashion, as presenter Paul Martin travels to Stroud in Gloucestershire for a lesson in silk screen printing from textile designer Liz Lippiatt. Using easy to prepare hand cut stencils, Liz goes through the steps of basic screen printing to produce a scarf. She introduces a technique known as devoré, which removes surface fibres from mixed fibre fabrics, before dying and finishing the scarf.

Classroom Ideas

Could be used to demonstrate the process of screen printing textile products and the production of one-off textured items using devoré finish. The class could identify a range of different items that are produced using screen printing. Students could create their own stencils and produce a screen printed design. They could then print their designs in velvet or other pile fabrics, incorporating devoré finish.