A few weeks ago, I went with my crafty friends Burnice and Tash to a silk screen printing course in Brighton.
The course was held in a shop called MADE – Make, Art, Drink, Eat. At street level it is a very nice cafe and gallery, but go downstairs to the basement and there you will find classrooms for all sorts of art and crafts!
Have you ever done silk screen printing? I hadn’t and had no idea what it entailed!
First we drew our design on paper, being careful not to make it too small or draw a shape within a shape, such as an ‘O’.
Next we cut out the design with a scalpel. Here’s mine. It is supposed to be grasses and seed heads, but I think I took her advice not to make it too small too literally and made the cut out bits too big! I think it looks like fireworks now.
Then came the fun bit! Place the fabric down on plenty of paper, then the stencil, then the silk screen. Pour some paint on at the top of the screen, and draw it down over the screen with a window wiper. Great fun!
Here’s Burnice doing her pink heart.
And mine as I lifted up the screen and stencil.
Tash did a chicken.
We decorated a tea towel and a linen bag.