Thermofax Printing • Claire Benn & Leslie Morgan
Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan explore how to make the most of Thermofax Screens in textile surface design work, providing hundreds of images, dozens of techniques and recipes and hours of video tutorials and inspiration along the way.
Thermofax Printing Workshop Video Preview & Overview
The power of the thermofax lies in its capability to print very fine line designs; handwriting, a spider’s web, old documents such as birth certificates or school reports, sketches and so forth.
In simple terms, a thermofax screen is a small, imaged silkscreen.
It’s light-weight, takes up little storage space, is easy to use and easy to make – or have made for you.
You don’t even need to buy a machine! There are many suppliers who are selling affordable thermofax screens – all you need to do is provide the imagery and they do the rest!
This book and accompanying video demonstration has been prepared to help you explore the potential of the thermofax screen in terms of bringing your personal imagery alive. We suggest you sit comfortably and read the book through from cover to cover. Take a look at the pictures, be inspired and then make a decision as to where to start – which could be anywhere. Enjoy the process, and enjoy being in a creative space.
Thermofax Printing on Cloth - Here's What's Included:
Thermofax Screen Machine
Thermofax Screen Tools & Supplies
Ordering Thermofax Screens
Making your Own Thermofax Screen
Do you need to buy a Thermofax machine to take the course?
Absolutely not. There are many people who offer pre-made designs and as well produce custom screens from your artwork for such a low cost it really isn’t necessary to buy and maintain a machine. Either way, the workshop explores both producing your own screens from scratch as well as developing personal imagery for your work.
Do I need to understand color mixing or how to prepare anything to begin?
Everything you need is covered in the workshop. Dye recipes as well as how to make everything from Chemical Water to Print Paste is reviewed both in the video and in the written portion.
Screen Printing on Fabric
Thermofax Printing Projects
Thermofax Dye & Recipes
Thermofax Printing Book
A wonderful workshop to add to your surface design repertoire. Here’s what’s included:
- Developing imagery for the Thermofax screen
- Tools and materials
- Sourcing Thermofax Screens (some discount coupons offered here!) and the basics of making your own
- Working with discharge paste, fabric paints and acrylics
- Developing good technique with the Thermofax screen
- 8 Colorful Projects to explore the variety of ways to use the Thermofax screen
- An entire section devoted to Media and Recipes
- Color mixing for very personal results in your work
- 200 page eBOOK + 7 Video lessons
Claire Benn & Leslie Morgan • About the Instructors
Claire Benn is an artist who works in mixed media: textiles, raw earth pigments, natural dyes, acrylic paint and thread. Her work is abstract, reductive, contemporary, quiet and very tactile; apparently simple yet engaged with a complexity of ideas and practices. Visit Claire’s Website
Leslie Morgan describes herself as ‘an embroiderer who makes Quilts’. From her workshop and teaching studio in the UK Leslie continues the tradition of excellence in surface design education, instruction and creation. Visit Committed to Cloth