Printing with Rust
How to make sustainable rust print paste for screen and block printing
Printing with rust is an ancient technique which is still practiced today in the Romagna region of Italy. With its warm orange/brown tones rust was traditionally used to decorate furnishing fabrics and is extremely resistant to both washing and light exposure... and is also 100% sustainable!
Over the three weeks of this course you will learn:
Week 1: How to cultivate quality rust and prepare the print paste
Week 2: To use rust print paste for both block and screen printing
Week 3: Fix and alter the colour of your prints
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.