Tuesday 1 May 2012

Screen Printing with Lucie

Regular readers of my blog will know that I am a member of the LMQG (London Modern Quilt Guilt) that was founded in January this year. We meet once a months and show and tell, talk, eat, learn and plan events. One of the events that was organized by our fabulous president Amie was a Screen Printing workshop with Lucie Summers. I may have mentioned this over the past week a couple of times on the blog.....

Now I didn't have to think long about whether to join; in fact I thought about it a millisecond only. I have been wanting to learn how to screen print for a long time and being able to learn it from the super talented Mrs Summers is just the best.

So off we girls went last Sunday to Lucie's home. I always thought screen printing is hugely complicated and incredibly messy but it is neither. Although I was temporarily banned from using one particular ink because of an attack of the clumsiness !

We created in preparation designs for our own fabric labels that Lucie then transferred onto screen. She showed us how she made the screens using Thermofax mesh and then taught us how to screen print those onto fabric. And as soon as we mastered those Lucie generously let us loose on some of her larger screens to let us on the secret of double printing. Lu refers to her screens and inks in loving detail such as friendly, naughty or obnoxious.

One can tell that this girl lives and breathes her craft. !!

And now a few images of the wonderful day we had.

Lucie showing us how to apply ink
Ruth, Collette and Atia admiring Atia's fabric
Did I mention that we took over the entire house ?

Some of the larger prints from Lucie's sceens
My label

More output selected from the mountain I printed


  1. That looks like so much fun! Everything you made is gorgeous. Are you going to continue to screen print at home?

  2. Oh wow. That looks like so much fun! I'd love a go at that :-)

  3. Dead jealous here! Green positively green with envy!

  4. Looks great! Like your lable.
    ...another one has to try... :D

    1. ...another THING one has to try...
      Not quite awake yet..

  5. Looks like a fabulous day! Wonderful prints J and I love your cute label! Jxo

  6. That looks like so much fun - I remember really enjoying printing in art lessons but haven't done any since, I may need to find myself a class!!


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