Surface Design Silkscreen Workshop


The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh presents a Surface Design Silkscreen Workshop at Artist Image Resource with a focus on abstract imagery for diversified uses in your work.  Screen print on fabric, paper, and other surfaces!  Master printmaker, professor, and AIR staffer, Feliks RK Pyron, will lead, with assistance from Guild members, Petra Fallaux and Patty Kennedy-Zafred.

Location: 518 Foreland Street, Northside, Pittsburgh 15212

Date: November 5, 2022 – 11AM to 3 PM

Fee for: Fiberarts Guild Members $50        Non-Member Guests:  $60

 Registration Form (Registration is limited to 10 people)

The fee includes two instructors, silkscreen ink and printing equipment, and the use of multiple prepared screens to share with other participants.  Students supply their own fabric and or papers.

Ahead of time: The images are approximately 10 “x 12”, your fabric must be ironed onto Freezer paper ahead of time. Any type of fabric should work, the colors are water based textile inks.

Option: To have your own pattern prepared on a screen for the workshop, your digital image must be emailed Felix at by October 20; the cost is an additional fee of $25, with payment due at the time of registration.

If there is not adequate registration , the workshop will be cancelled and fees refunded. Masks are requested, and there is adequate space for safe distancing. Metered parking is available directly across the street; there is limited street parking which requires a permit.

If you have questions about this workshop, please contact Michelle Browne or Patty Kennedy-Zafred


FGP “silkscreen on fabric and cloth” workshop at Artist Image Resources (AIR)

Over the past couple of years our programs committee has run this popular printing workshop several times, and it nearly always sells out. More and more fiber artists, may of whom already dye their own fabrics, are intrigued by the opportunity to control and create another element that goes into their work. In fact, guild member and award-winning quilter Patty Kennedy-Zafred has noted that quilters she meets around the country are so envious of the printing resource we have in AIR, right here in Pittsburgh. We asked Petra Fallaux, another amazing quilter, to take us along as she experiences the workshop for the first time…

By Petra Fallaux

AIR -3 at 9.12.20 AMRecently a handful of FGP members got together for a guild-sponsored “silkscreen on fabric and cloth” workshop at Artist Image Resources (AIR) on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

Workshop leader Jennifer Rockage introduced us to the various steps in preparing a photo emulsion silkscreen from a drawing or photo. All of our screens were prepared in advance, so we were quickly off to making our own prints, one after another. Through multiple iterations, we figured out how much ink and pressure would make a perfect image from our screens.

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