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Photo of the Week: Painting Fabric

Tim Eads at Penland School

Textiles instructor Tim Eads painting on fabric using a scoop coater, which is screen-printing tool designed for spreading photo emulsion onto screens. “You have to be OK with it being terrible,” Tim said. “Then if you’re lucky it comes out looking cool.” The fabric hanging on the line was painted with a contraption made from tin cans attached to a stick. Tim’s eight-week workshop is about surface design on fabric. The emphasis is on screenprinting and monoprinting with a lot of experimentation.