A Fabulous Screen-Printing Day

Last Tuesday, a group of our members spent a day creating some wonderful screen-printed designs at Kiwi Printing Studios in Camborne.

Dena O’Brien of Kiwi was absolutely lovely (as well as patient!) and helped us all along the way. 

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We began by drawing a design, and then cutting it into a stencil. Our designs included everything from sheep to wine bottles to Rennie Mackintosh-inspired graphics. We worked painstakingly at our drawing and cutting, and it took us most of the morning!

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After a fortifying lunch break in the sun overlooking the fields at Dena’s beautiful studio, we were ready to tackle the rest of the job in the afternoon.

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First, we mixed up paint colours to get the shade of our choice.

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And then came the fun part – the actual printing! Using great force, we pulled squeegees along our screens, forcing the paint through and onto our design.

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The moment of truth came when we lifted our screens to reveal our prints underneath!

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In the end, we all wound up with gorgeous bags and prints and everyone was smiling!

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Thank you to Dena for her great tuition and to Val for organising the day (and bringing cake!).

Click here to see more photos of our workshop.

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