Fabric Manipulation and Printing

Teaching staff

Claudio Marzà Compte

Claudio Marzà Compte

Claudio studied fashion design at the BAU/UVic-UCC (Barcelona)

Claudio studied fashion design at the BAU/UVic-UCC (Barcelona) and is currently part of the BAU fashion department teaching staff. He holds a Master’s Degree in Digital Arts from the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF), and develops various projects in the field of artificial intelligence, robotics and interaction. He is a member of the creative team at IBCO, a fashion design studio that carries out projects and collaborations with artists from a variety of fields.

Fact sheet

Formal qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Design

Credits: 6

Course: Fourth

Typology: Elective Fashion Design

Code subject: GDVM34


The student applies all relevant knowledge and techniques specific to textile printing to develop innovative and coherent fabric collections, adjusting their designs to the conditions of the textile industry and their personal stance on the ecological and environmental issues that may affect their experimentation process.



  • Theoretical foundations for making a proposal to develop an original concept in a fabric collection.
  • The Book including the fabrics, features and components of a coherent professional proposal.
  • Considerations regarding the colour palette.
  • Execution of the fabric collection considering the proposed concept.
  • Common dyeing techniques; natural and chemical dyes; proportions and procedures.
  • Printing techniques, paints and standard materials in textile screen printing.
  • State-of-the-art techniques, laser cutting, 3D fabric printing, acids.
  • Traditional printing techniques, batik, shibori.
  • Fabric modifications by different techniques.
  • Creation of manageable fabrics or surfaces.
  • Features of the fabric samples catalogue, how to present the project, formats, technical information to include, layout…
  • Writing a journal or log book about the research process required to make the different fabrics included in the collection.
  • Guidelines for the classification of the multiple processes carried out during the handling or creation of the fabric, using technical and consistent jargon so that the process can be repeated.
  • Development of the collection of prints and positional prints considering the proposed concept.
  • Rapports: design a motif that can be reproduced in series on a fabric; basic Adobe Illustrator® tools to carry out this technique.
  • Design an original motif that can be positioned in several ways on a garment – positional, all-over, adjusted to the pattern, continued on different pieces of the pattern.



  • Uses the knowledge and techniques specific to experimentation in the development of coherent fabric collections.
  • Adjusts their projects’ ideas to the conditions of the textile industry.
  • Chooses and works with different types of fabrics and techniques in order to adjust to the technical conditions of printing in series.
  • Takes a stance when dealing with any ecological and environmental issues that may have an effect on their experimentation process.
  • Knows and applies the multiple textile printing techniques appropriately.
  • Creates and innovates in the field of new fabrics and prints.
  • Proposes interventions in line with democratic and sustainability-related values while respecting the fundamental rights of individuals.
  • Assesses their own and other people’s practice from a critical and responsible perspective.



  • SS4. Apply appropriate methodologies and varied research according to the subject matter, both for knowledge management and for formal experimentation and production that meets academic and professional standards.
  • SS7. Consider the properties and behaviour of the materials used in the different fields of design, in order to use them at the professional level in their own productions with aesthetic sensitivity and social and environmental responsibility.



  • Observation of participation
  • Monitoring of the work produced
  • Realisation of works or projects