As young designer wanting to make it big, I have always wanted to be able to print my own fabrics.
I had some background in printing, but taking the class had been eye-opening to me. Melanie taught me the finer techniques of creating a lino-template than can be used over and over again. Thanks to Melanie, I had the confidence to incorporate and make lino-printing one of the core selling points in my children’s label Wolf Wolf Kids. The techniques she taught included invaluable lessons and tips on printing for a production (i.e. multiple consecutive prints of the same lino), and because of that I can now print 100+ prints with ease, which adds to a quick and efficient production process. Especially dealing with kids clothing, which means clothing are washed more often and needs to be more durable, one needs to be sure that the prints will last and not wash out. Thanks to the tips we learnt with Melanie, we are confident that our prints are colourfast and do not wash out easily. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to create images on clothing that are uniquely yours and which enhances your brand, and without this course, we would have never been able to have the confidence and know-how to do this." Marle Coetzee, Fashion Designer
“It was an absolute pleasure having you at Oakfields College. The students were really inspired and the 2nd years produced some nice fabrics for their kiddies outfits. One of the first year girls went home and printed some of her old clothes and has been wearing it proudly. Many of them have borrowed your book from class and said they want to try out some stuff during the holidays. I must congratulate you on Pasella, you made everything look so easy and fun. Many of the students also watched it and were impressed, especially with the flag.” Natasha Jaume, Fashion Lecturer
Informative and eye opening
"It was really informative and, as always, an eye opener :)” Kathryn Li Green, Fashion Designer
Batch dyeing fabrics
Dyeing flat colour in a pot on the stove
Dyeing flat colour in your washing machine
Mixing your own colour
Hot or cold dye?
Requirements for best results
Dip Dye (Ombre)
The easy way and the hard way, you decide based on your specific needs
Print your own fabric
From idea to printed cloth in a day
How long will it take?
While you can likely read through all of the information in this course in a few hours, trying out the techniques on your fabrics will become a journey of discovery of a lifetime.