I’ve loved the idea of screen printing for a while now, ever since I worked for The Papered Parlour in London. The girls at the Parlour run workshops from jewellery making, dress making, and domestic sewing goddess, to photography and screen printing. I particularly love their print your own wallpaper workshops using block printing – there are some great photos of people’s beautiful creations on their Facebook page.
Despite working at the Parlour, I never got round to actually taking part in one of the screen printing workshops and now I live in Nottingham it’s a little too far to go for a lesson. So I decided to teach myself and I’ve just bought a screen printing starter kit from Amazon.
My kit didn’t really come with any instructions and there are so many books out there about printing and all the different methods and equipment you can use, it’s so confusing! Because I blew my craft budget for the month on my kit, my lovely Mum and Dad bought me ‘Printing by Hand‘ by Lena Corwin to get me started.
Great book for beginners – and has made me want to start potato stamping. Book review post coming soon!
- Silk screen
- Printing medium
- Acrylic paint