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|
|More output selected from the mountain I printed|