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!
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.