Yesterday I attended a beginners screenprinting class. My ultimate plan being to design and print my own fabrics for my jewellery and accessories. It was a hoot, with lots of giggles (fabric dye fumes??), and heaps of help and encouragement from fellow participants. It was a lovely vibe and many gorgeous prints were produced.
First up, I printed this t-shirt for the little guy.
I cut the stencil from a photo I sourced of a dear little birdy sitting on a tennis net.
He was quite popular and a couple of the other participants asked if they could do a print of him as well.
This is Mira's version of him on a black apron. We called it the "gin and tonic" shot - you can just picture him kicking back after a long match with a tiny G & T watching the sun set...
Next I made this ginkgo leaf design. I photocopied multiple images of the leaf sillouette, cut them all out, mucked about for a while arranging them onto a single page, photocopied the whole lot again, and then cut cut cut,...
This is the image on the ubiquitous tote bag:
Here it is repeated on a European pillow case (which is now stuffed with a huge pillow and has pride of place on our bed):
Here is a gorgeous friuty print done by Fiona:
This is Audrey's birdy tree:
So much fun, so many ideas!