On Saturday the girls and I headed into London to The Make Lounge in Islington and did a wonderful workshop with the lovely Helen Rawlinson who produces the most wonderful textiles here. The worshop was screenprinting on textiles which was perfect for all of us as the girls are both studying textiles, and I as you know have been trying to get the hang of printing for my own work.
We took along some ideas of what we wanted to print but there was plenty of inspiring books and images provided too. The screen designs were made with paper stencils and hand cut with Xacto knives. Helen showed us how to prepare the screens and was on hand to help at each stage of the process, so we very quickly had our first images printed.
In just 3 1/2 hours we had each completed to designs and were so pleased with the results. The top two designs the Elephant and the Panda are Sarahs. The key design is Lauras, who also did another print of birds. These last two are mine, the hands printed onto a tea towel (take the hint somebody please?)
We had such a great time and were all really inspired, thankyou Helen :)