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Textil Design

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Studying Textile Printing at Laboratorio

The textiles prints workshops are designed for students wishing to focus their professional future in textile print creation.

In these workshops, you will work in a stimulating training environment where creativity, innovation, originality and excellence are encouraged and valued.

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Why choose this course at Laboratorio Firenze?

Italy has a long textile tradition, being one of the most important countries in the world in this industry. Wool, silk, cotton or linen have been goods and products processed in Italy and of reference in Europe since medieval times. In the Italian territory the artisans worked the fabrics by hand in small villages, first developing the designs in the looms, and then introducing the printing techniques followed by Europe.

Still today the made in Italy design is a reference of quality and good taste in the world, both for the development of colours and prints. You can visit the most important trade fairs in the sector, which are located in Florence and Milan, which have always been examples of this wonderful tradition.
You will learn the techniques to make your creations with a high professional level.

As well as being the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence has a long tradition and a worldwide reputation in the world of fashion and art, perfectly intertwining tradition, contemporaneity and modernity.

As long as there are places and you have been admitted, you can start at any time. Our lessons are individual and you will be followed by your tutor, in accordance with your level at the start of the course. In these courses, we do not admit more than 12 participants per tutor in each class.

You will have the possibility, in different phases of the course, to work in a company or organization in this field, collaborating with them and developing business projects where you will acquire the necessary experience to realize events focused on the exhibition of your works.

You will learn traditional and modern techniques with particular attention towards the design of artistic textiles creation through different techniques and distinguished masters.

At Laboratorio Firenze, you will share communal spaces with artists from different disciplines with whom you can share ideas and projects.

In this course, you will acquire everything you need to develop a professional career in the world of textile print and the ability to use each of the techniques as you please.

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Laboratory Details

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Tutor: Kathleen Knippel,

All our courses are personalized

We will assist you with care and dedication, making sure that all your efforts and doubts are resolved at your own pace, accompanied by your tutors always with the utmost availability and commitment.

A maximum of 12 students per course allows us to follow the technical and artistic evolution of each student.

Courses are held on:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
In the morning: from 9,00 to 12,00
In the afternoon: from 13,00 to 16,00 or from 17,00 to 19,00

Laboratory Description

This laboratory will explore different printing techniques, starting with immersion dyeing. We will use natural products such as salt, we will learn about the effect it has on colours and we will obtain a marble effect through the immersion technique and use of mixed techniques.

This laboratory is aimed at anyone with previous knowledge of resist printing.

You will develop a workbook during the entire process including your projects, photographic images, drawings and applications that you have made yourself so you can present a professional portfolio.
At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate and diploma that will guarantee your knowledge and level attained.

Textil Design

The aim of this course is to learn how to develop collections of prints for use in fashion and home goods. You will become a professional textile designer.

You will learn in a practical way. From the first steps: Inspiration. Creation of trends. Color development.

Realization of your drawings for individual positioning and through patterns.

You will learn the different textile qualities and how color affects the different compositions: linen, cotton, silk… You will work with the different printing techniques applied to paper and fabrics, obtaining an overview of the most important printing techniques. In addition, this course explores the technique of analogue photography applied to textile printing or to paper through Silkscreen.

This is a practical course and from each technique we will make patterns applicable to paper and textile. During the course you will develop your projects, Trends, colour palette and pattern development through your own ideas.

The Techniques that you will use and learn in this course are:


  • Screen printing
  • Analogue photography: shooting and developing
  • Batik
  • Shibori
  • Salt painting technique
  • Natural dyeing


In this Laboratorio we try for you to express all your creativity without limits; following tour own pace and always accompanied by a tutor.
At the end of the course. You will create your own professional Portfolio of the entire creative process during the year and you will learn to present the development of your own collections so that they can be applied to any graphic product, art, interior design, fashion, illustration and other fields.
Being a practical course, it has a limited number of places per class with a maximum of 10 students.

Subjects & Duration

Course duration:

  • The course has a duration of one academic year and can be started at any time:
  • 3 days per week 3 hours a day during 9 months.
  • There will be no classes during holiday periods.

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