Art and Design KS3 / GCSE: The craft of screen printing

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.

This clip is from the series Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution.

Teacher Notes

Could be used as a starting point to explore printmaking techniques for a fashion project.

Students could design a stencil using their initials.

They could consider scale, pattern reproduction and lettering styles, to produce a series of stencils that could be applied to printmaking.

These could then be used to print onto paper or fabrics.

Students could consider how these skills might be transferred to textile design in the fashion industry.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching art and design at KS3 and GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4 and 5 in Scotland.

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