Saturday, November 15, 2014

Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing Workshop
Two Day Workshop at Zijdelings, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Tutor: Marie-Therese Wisniowski

Preamble
This blogspot exhibits many of my students outputs from a variety of workshops. There are one, two and five day workshops as well as workshops that have a different focus. Nevertheless, it always surprises me how much I learn from my students and how enthusiastic they are to learn and so for your convenience, I have listed the workshop posts below.

The University of Newcastle Multi-Media Course
The University of Newcastle (Newcastle and Ourimbah Campuses, NSW, Australia) 2008 to 2010.

One and Two Day Disperse Dye Workshops
Various Textile Groups (Australia) 2008 - 2011.

Five Day Workshop - In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
“Wrapt in Rocky” Textile Fibre Forum Conference (Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia) 29th June to 5th July 2008.

Five Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
Orange Textile Fiber Forum (Orange, NSW, Australia) 19th to 25th April 2009.

5 Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
Geelong Fiber Forum (Geelong, Victoria, Australia) 27th September to 3rd October 2009.

Two Day Workshop - Deconstructed and Polychromatic Screen Printing
Beautiful Silks (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) 20th to 21st March 2010.

Five Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
“Wrapt in Rocky” Biennial Textile Forum/Conference Program (Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia) 25th June to 1st July 2010.

Two Day Workshop – Improvisational Screen Printing
ATASDA (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 28th to 29th August 2010.

Two Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth (Day One)
”Stitching and Beyond” Textile Group (Woodbridge, Tasmania, Australia) 2nd to 3rd October 2010.

Two Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth (Day Two)
”Stitching and Beyond” Textile Group (Woodbridge, Tasmania, Australia) 2nd to 3rd October 2010.

Advance Silk Screen Printing
Redcliffe City Art Gallery Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia) 10th April 2011.

One Day Workshop - In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
The Victorian Feltmakers Inc. (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) 14th May 2011.

One Day Workshop - In Pursuit of Complex Cloth (Felted and Silk Fibers)
Victorian Feltmakers Inc (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) 15th May 2011.

Five Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
SDA (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) 13th to 17th June 2011.

Five Day Disperse Dye Master Class – Barbara Scott
Art Quill Studio (Arcadia Vale, NSW, Australia) 15th to 19th August 2011.

Five Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
Fiber Arts Australia (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 26th September to 1st October 2011.

One Day Workshop – Improvisational Screen Printing
Newcastle Printmakers Workshop Inc. (Newcastle, NSW, Australia) 5th November 2011.

One Day Workshops – Low Relief Screen Printing
Various classes within Australia.

Two Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
ATASDA (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 23rd to 24th June 2012.

MSDS Demonstration at Zijdelings
(Tilburg, The Netherlands) October, 2012.

Five Day Workshop - Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
Fibre Arts@Ballarat (Ballarat, Victoria, Australia) 6th to 12th April 2013.

Two Day Workshop - Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
EFTAG (Tuross Head, NSW, Australia) 13th to 14th April 2013.

PCA - Celebrating 50 Years in 2016
Art Quill Studio 2016 Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

Image Dreamings: Basic Silk Screen Printing Workshop - Part I
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

Image Dreamings: Basic Silk Screen Printing Workshop - Part II
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

In Pursuit of: Improvisational Screen Printing Workshop
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

In Pursuit of: Low Relief Screen Printing (LRSP) Workshop
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

Art Quill Studio 2017 Workshop Program
2017 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

In Pursuit of: Low Relief Screen Printing (LRSP)
2017 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).


Introduction
Zijdelings was founded in 1986 by Karina van Vught. Starting with hand painting on silk, giving courses and selling silks and silk paints Zijdelings emphasis nowadays centers on Textiles and Surface Designs, using both natural and synthetic fabrics as well as employing mixed media.

Each year Zijdelings offers a wide range of workshops tutored by international or national teachers and/or artists. Techniques cover such areas as painting, screen printing, batik, dyeing, transfer printing, shibori, felting, fulling, punching, mixed media, (art)quilting and embroidery etc. These classes are held in Zijdelings’ studio.


Zijdelings has a specialist (web)shop where you can order fabrics, scarves, fibres, dyes and paints, books/dvd's etc. online.

I have known Karina for some years having given a talk and a demonstration there in 2012. It was a great pleasure to return and give a two-day workshop at Zijdelings on disperse dyes in October of 2014.


Disperse Dye Information
Disperse dyes are light fast, wash fast and produce strong hues on synthetics. They are produced in a powdered form and so you must wear a mask when working with the dyes in their powder state. The powders are mixed with very warm to hot water. The intensity of hue is determined by the amount of dye that is mixed with the water; that is, less dye will result in a pale color whilst more dye will result in very intense color. The dyes are transparent (i.e. printing a blue area over a yellow will produce green) and so lend themselves to layering and overprinting to build up rich and complex surfaces as well as create delicate and subtle imagery. The dyes can be intermixed to create your own suite of palette colors - see previous disperse dye posts for more dye information.

Two Day Workshop Synopsis
This workshop - “Melding Experiences: New Landscapes Using Disperse Dyes and Transfer Printing” - was organised by Karina van Vught, in Zijdelings' studio in Tilburg, The Netherlands. It was held on the 9th and 10th October 2014.

Tonia Gerrits (Netherlands), Agnes de Lange-Macdaniel (Netherlands), Corrie van Leeuwen (Netherlands), Barbara Meynell (England), Patty Muller (Netherlands), Olga Prins-Lukowski (Netherlands) and Marjon de Vroed (Netherlands) attended the workshop.

The workshop was an introduction to the dye sublimation process (transfer printing) and melded participants experiences as valuable resources to create new artistic landscapes using disperse dyes. The projects were structured so that the participants started with basic skills and at each level advanced to more layered and complex skills/imaging processes.

Participants created their own custom dyed fabric using disperse dyes via direct imaging, experimental and layering exercises. The participants applied painted, textured, printed imagery onto papers with disperse dyes and then transfer printed them to polyester and blended synthetic fabrics to create a suite of color and pattern studies via an iron or heat press. Participants were also introduced to the tutor's signature MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique featuring multiple layering and resists employing flora as "the thematic" experience. The MSDS works imbue richly colored, textural and vibrant 3-dimensional imaging to the cloth surface.

In summary, it was a fun and exciting workshop, where instruction and experimentation forged the potential of each participant. With these new skills the participants could then include additional techniques such as collage, layering, applique, hand and machine embellishments to the newly made fabrics to create truly unique artistic expressions.

All levels were welcome to this two-day workshop. See the following images and enjoy some of the wonderful pieces that were created over the two days (all photographs are by Marie-Therese Wisniowski unless otherwise stated).


Workshop Participants and Their Outputs

The workshop was well organised by the very capable founder and owner of Zijdelings,
Karina van Vught.



Marie-Therese demonstrating one of the techniques to the class.
Photograph courtesy of Karina van Vught.



Tonia Gerrits with her body of completed works at the end of the two-day workshop.



Tonia Gerrits.
Repeat design study employing solid colour, stamping and line drawing techniques.



Tonia Gerrits.
Depth, colour and design study employing multiple resists and numerous printed layers.



Tonia Gerrits.
MSDS technique employing flora.


Agnes de Lange-Macdaniel with her body of completed works at the end of the two-day workshop.



Agnes de Lange-Macdaniel.
Personal exploration employing resist, texture and colour study.



Agnes de Lange-Macdaniel.
Repeat design study employing solid colour, stamping and line drawing techniques.



Agnes de Lange-Macdaniel.
MSDS technique employing flora.



Corrie van Leeuwen with her body of completed works at the end of the two day workshop.



Corrie van Leeuwen.
Repeat design study employing solid colour, stamping and line drawing techniques on transparent fabric.



Corrie van Leeuwen.
MSDS technique employing flora.



Corrie van Leeuwen.
Color wash, texture and overprinting study.



Barbara Meynell with her body of completed works at the end of the two day workshop.



Barbara Meynell.
Repeat design study employing solid colour, stamping and line drawing techniques.



Barbara Meynell.
Depth, colour and design study employing multiple resists and numerous printed layers.



Barbara Meynell.
MSDS technique employing flora.



Patty Muller with her body of completed works at the end of the two-day workshop.



Patty Muller.
Personal exploration employing batik style resist, texture and colour study.



Patty Muller.
Batik style resist, texture and color study.



Patty Muller.
Personal exploration employing color washes, stamping and solid color techniques.



Olga Prins-Lukowski with her body of completed works at the end of the two day workshop.



Olga Prins-Lukowski.
MSDS technique employing flora.



Olga Prins-Lukowski.
Depth, colour and design study employing multiple resists and numerous printed layers.



Olga Prins-Lukowski.
Color wash, texture and overprinting study.
Photograph courtesy Karina van Vught.



Marjon de Vroed with some of her body of completed works at the end of the two day workshop.



Marjon de Vroed.
Batik style resist, texture and color study.



Marjon de Vroed.
MSDS technique employing flora.



Marjon de Vroed.
Depth, colour and design study employing multiple resists and numerous printed layers.

3 comments:

Karina van Vught said...

Thank you Marie-Therese for sharing this - I think you did a very good job tutoring the students. and many thanks for teaching at my studio - it was a pleasure to host you!
KARINA

Tonia said...

Dear Marie Therese,
I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and your tuiton.
Back at home I am still busy practising what I have been taught
by you.
Very best wishes, Tonia

Art Quill Studio said...

Hello Karina and Tonia,

Thank you for your kind words and comments.

It was a pleasure and an honour to tutor to such an enthusiastic group . . . thank you for inviting me once again to Zijdelings Karina !

Tonia, I am delighted to hear that you are continuing with new projects and I am looking forward to seeing your new works.

Marie-Therese