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Textile Screen Printing: Design and Print Your Patterns

A course by Ana Escalera Moura
Pattern Designer and Screen Printer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2014
, Pattern Designer and Screen Printer

Create unique designs with infinite repeating patterns

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (173)
  • 4588 students

Create unique designs with infinite repeating patterns

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (173)
  • 4588 students
  • 16 lessons (1h 14m)
  • 13 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Handcrafted silk screen printing is an age-old technique that has reinvented itself throughout history, giving rise to the creation of exclusive and impressive designs. With more than twenty years of experience, Ana Escalera, pattern maker and founder of the studio El Presente Perfecto, dedicates herself to this manual art, working on handcrafted prints and other projects for brands like Steve Mono, Dior, Zubi, and Peseta.

In this course, learn how to create patterns to print on fabric with the screen printing technique. Go through all the stages of production, from visual research to color treatment and pattern creation. By the end, you will have a piece of textile art that can be used in several ways, including as a fashion accessory or a decorative element.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. We start with our project
  • U3
    U3. Pattern Design
  • U4
    U4. Preparation of materials and space for screen printing
  • U5
    U5. Lyonnaise stamping
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Learn about Ana's career, discover how she started working with screen printing and pattern making, and hear about why she created her own studio, El Presente Perfecto. In addition, discover her main influences and go over the basic structure of the course.

Then, learn basic screen printing concepts and the main graphic resources used for this technique. See how to use basic colors and combine textures to create shadows. Build a mood board with your references and start working on your sketches.

With your ideas and sketches organized, begin developing the pattern design for your screen print, both manually and digitally by using Adobe Illustrator. Ana teaches you how to work with colors and experiment with your palette.

Get down to business and start the screen printing process. After organizing your materials, workspace, and paintings, begin the first stage of the process: preparing the canvas. Then, expose your screen to the light to record your drawing.

Finally, make the pattern’s repetitions one by one, using the continuous or "lyonesse" technique. Then Ana gives you some closing tips about how to use your printed fabric in different ways.

What is this course's project?

Design a pattern to be used for artisanal screen printing.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To anyone interested in textile design. If you already have experience with pattern design, you will learn the tricks for adapting them to your own silk screen.

Requirements and materials

Basic screen printing knowledge is recommended to take the course.

As for the materials, you will need drawing paper, cardboard, scissors, black markers, A3 acetate paper, a pencil, tape, transparent tape, a ruler, and a stapler or glue.

For the screen printing, you can contact a supplier to deliver the screen ready for printing or prepare yours with the following materials: a 40 cm x 50 cm screen printing mesh and frame, a 30-35 cm squeegee, screen printing lacquer (2 colors), and scoop coater.

If you want to digitally edit your patterns, you will need a computer with Adobe Illustrator, a graphics tablet, and access to a scanner and printer.


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Ana Escalera Moura

A course by Ana Escalera Moura

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Pattern Designer and Screen Printer

Ana Escalera is a Spanish artist and designer who has been dedicated to screen printing for over 20 years. She previously collaborated with Hola Por Qué studio, where she worked with several designers, artists, organizations, and brands.

Currently, she has her own project, studio El Presente Perfecto, where she designs and prints collections of fabric and wallpaper. She frequently collaborates with fashion brands and home decorators, and teaches screen printing in her own studio and locations throughout Madrid.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
    • What We Will Do in the Course
  • U2

    We start with our project

    • Screen Printing Graphic Resources
    • Inspiration and Mood Board
    • Sketch Examples
  • U3

    Pattern Design

    • Print Design and Digital Rapport
    • Pattern Design and Manual Rapport
    • Use of Color
  • U4

    Preparation of materials and space for screen printing

    • Materials and Workspace
    • Ink Types and Finishes
    • Positive and Emulsified
    • Exposure and Development
  • U5

    Lyonnaise stamping

    • Preparing the Table Records
    • Stamping
    • Uses of Patterned Fabric
  • FP

    Final project

    • Textile Screen Printing: Design and Print Your Patterns

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Textile Screen Printing: Design and Print Your Patterns. Craft & Illustration course by Ana Escalera Moura Best seller

Textile Screen Printing: Design and Print Your Patterns

A course by Ana Escalera Moura
Pattern Designer and Screen Printer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2014
  • 99% positive reviews (173)
  • 4588 students