Screen printing

I did my first screen printing last Saturday! It was so much fun and now I feel confident about trying it on my own. I took the class at Troy Cloth and Paper. The space is beautiful– light filled, airy, and with great work space. The two owners, Taylor and Ben, are very talented artists plus good teachers (not always the case). A few years ago I actually bought two t-shirts they made and they are still two of my favorite shirts.

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The class was Intro to Screen Printing and went over all of the steps to print your own design, from start to finish. I sent them my design in advance so when I arrived my screen was all set. Remember the hexagon embroidery samplers I made a few months ago? I am still on a hexagon kick so I created an arrangement of hexagons, filled one with the profile of a crow, then all the others with patterns, keeping the lines really clean.

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I printed the design on a t-shirt, two fat quarters of linen, plus paper.

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All of the fabric ones are black ink; the one below is an olive green on white paper (the light is weird, sorry).screenprinting8

I love it! I can’t wait to make some more screen prints.

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