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Devoré Printing for Fashion Textiles

Burn out printing techniques to make beautiful fashion fabrics

Possibly one of the most alluring textile printing techniques, Devoré or burnout printing is a printing process which offers exciting and unique possibilities to experiment with texture and transparency in textile design. Coming from the French to devour, because part of the fabric is eaten during the printing process, it has become a fundamental part of textile printing vocabulary ever since the technique was developed in the 1920s.

As this course unfolds (over four weeks), you will learn how to make the most of this technique to create sophisticated textiles.

Week 1: Selecting and sourcing appropriate fabrics, choosing a devoré print paste and how to make your own paste

Week 2: Designing for devoré, printing and the burn out process

Week 3: Methods for dyeing devoré fabrics

Week 4: Designing and making your own fabrics for devoré printing, and how to use the devoré technique on wool

By the end of this course you will have a clear understanding of devoré printing and how to use it in textile design. You will have a mini textile collection exploring the possibilities and testing the limits of the process.

The modules will initially be sent out a week apart to give you time to do your homework and prepare the materials you will need for the following week, then once the course is complete you will have full access to all of the modules forever!




Your Instructor


Angharad Rixon
Angharad Rixon

Angharad Rixon is a historian specialised in textile techniques; in particular lace, embroidery and decorative braids. She is interested in structures, surface treatments, textile materials and the survival of “dynamic” textile traditions.

She has taught various subjects including costume and textile history and textile techniques for design students and professionals both at Italian and international institutions including NABA in Milan and the Roberto Capucci Foundation in Florence.

She is the founder of Textile Support.


Course Curriculum


  Devoré Week 1: Materials & Set Up
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is closed for enrollment.