Wednesday, 8 May 2013

This week I'm making... Screen Printed Fabric

So for once in a lifetime, my weekend plans went to plan! I made Welsh cakes, learned how to screen print, and got some knitting done. 

I'll save the recipe for another day, and move on to more important things: My First Screen Print! Here's how I did it...

{First we exposed the prepared screen for 1.5hrs}
{Then we washed off the unwanted emulsion, which took a loooooong time. Yep, that's the shower hose}
{When it was dry again, we covered up the bits we didn't want, and put LOTS of paint on the screen. Purple! Yay!}
{Then we scraped the paint across the screen 3-4 times}
{Ta da! My logo on some fabric! I'd like one on a bag, and maybe a cushion for Button... What do you think?}
{I had a bit of touching up to do where the screen hadn't quite covered}
{Got out my trusty hairdryer (bog standard impatient crafter move) to make sure it was nice and dry}

{And ironed the design to secure it!}
I had brought along a prepared cushion cover ready for printing, but as you can imagine, this level of preparation was a temptation too great for the craft Gods. So all of my prints worked... Except the one on the prepared cushion. Oh well! I still feel like I won overall.

I think I'll be making some bags with the logo on, and perhaps a cushion or two. Or tea towels, or posters, or project bags... Gah! The possibilities are endless! I'd like to reserve a few for a future giveaway, and send some out to my most loyal customers as a thank you for their continued support.

I wonder if one will be on it's way to you? ;)

(I owe a BIG THANK YOU for all the help and patience I got from Vicky of ScienceIsComingToTown for showing me how it all works!)


  1. This is so cool! I've always wanted to try screenprinting, so thank you for the inspiration!

    1. No problem, it's easy once you get into a rhythm, so enjoy!