The Department of Costume Design and Fashion, Theivanai Ammal College for Women (Autonomous), organized a two-day workshop on its campus at Villupuram on March 17 and 18, 2023.
During the course of the workshop the students of costume design and printing course were given practical training in printing all kinds of fabrics. Initially, they were initiated into the nuances of printing techniques.
Then followed the demonstration session in which experts showed how printing could be done on multifarious fabrics. Later, the students were given fabrics to try their hands on printing.
The students were seen engrossed in learning and applying the techniques of making basic screen print single colour, basic screen print double colour, gold colour printing, silver colour printing, chudidhar printing, saree printing and so on.
Printing was done on various kinds of fabrics such as cotton, silk, silk-cotton, bed- sheets, pillow covers, window curtains and door frame hangings and so on. Innovatively and imaginatively printed fabrics appeal to the users and attract customers. The printed fabrics also bring value addition.
The resource person Mr M.Rajavel, Chairman of Raja Screen Printers, Theni, South India, explained the printing procedures to be adopted for various fabrics. “The objective of the workshop is to create entrepreneurs and marketing personnel for fabrics,” he said.
Besides imparting training on printing skills among students, Mr Rajavel also offered to give them his company’s products, without any investment, to be marketed to derive additional benefits.
Principal Dr S.Akila delivered the special address, and Costume Design & Printing Department head Ms Mariya Felix welcomed the gathering. Administrative faculty and students participated in good numbers.