At the end of June I went to a screen printing workshop at Harvest Workroom. It was so good to spend the weekend creating – I know it might look like I do that a lot, but it's incredibly rare that I'd spend two full days in a row just making, particularly with my own designs. It was such a luxury! Emma was our tutor for the workshop and we started Saturday with a run-through of what to expect for the weekend and a demonstration to whet our appetites. It was then down to business – sketching ideas that we'd turn into screens for layering.
We did the shapes on paper first and then traced them onto the Ezi-cut paper which is taped to the screen for printing. We worked in pairs, smoothing our fabric down on the work table – one holding the screen, while the other did the printing. It's quite nerve-wracking putting down that first layer of colour – but lovely when it works!