Credits: 3

Schedule: 29.10.2018 - 19.11.2018

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 


Petra Haikonen / / +358 40 568 33 04 (available on weekdays at 9–17)

Pirita Lauri / / +358 50 360 76 40 (available on weekdays at  9–17)

Workshop master, Printed Fabrics:

Eeva Heikkinen / (available on weekdays at 9–16)

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students understand the principles of screen printing and digital printing on fabric as well as the principles of pigment and reactive dyes, and their relation to textile raw materials. They are able to use printing techniques on a task involving individual artistic expression. They are familiar with safe and sustainable working methods in the printing studio.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Textile raw materials and textile dyes, especially pigment and reactive dyes on cellulose and protein fibers. Design of printed fabrics and realization of designs in printing studio: screen printing on pigment dyes, fabric dying and painting on reactive dyes and digital printing on reactive dyes.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

Course includes of lectures and intensive work in the printed fabrics workshop. Students understand the safe and sustainable working methods in the printed fabrics workshop, participate in individual and group work exercises in the workshop and create a collection of samples with info cards included based on the learnt techniques.

The minimum attendance of the course is 80%.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, demonstrations, design assignment.

Evaluation: active participation and design assignment: creativity of the samples, artistic expression, use of printing and dying methods, use of color and material, surface design: rhythm and composition, coordination of the collection.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

Requirements for passing the course:

  • participating in the safety lecture
  • collection of 8 fabric samples
  • info cards of each sample
  • minimum 80% attendance

The overall grade is based on the criteria of evaluation listed above, and a written evaluation is given of each criteria. The emphasis is assessment is in active participation, creativity of the samples, and the use of different methods.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

81h Total

40h lectures and other contact teaching

24h self-reliant work

8 Own reflection

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Pellonpää-Forss, 2016: Värimenetelmät II

Pellonpää-Forss, 2009: Kankaanpainanta

Kretongista printtiin, Niinimäki, Saloniemi (toim.), 2008

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): English supporting literature:
Pellonpää-Forss, 2018: Contemporary Colour Methods (e-book available)
Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor, 2003: Dyeing and Screen-printing on Textiles

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

MUO-E1020 Basic Printing

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

In WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is suitable for students with different backgrounds, both from design and other disciplines. The course content and assignments are also adaptable to students with advanced knowledge in printed fabrics and textile design.   Max. 12 participants

1) Fashion and Collection Design MA-students who are taking the course in combination with Experimental Textile Design

2) Exchange students in Fashion or Design BA program

3) Other participants according the relevance of their projects.

Participation is confirmed by the student’s presence on the first lecture.

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

The updated schedule is in the course's MyCourses page.


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