Live Screenprinting at the Fine & Dandy Market!
This weekend I ran a live screen-printing workshop at the Fine & Dandy Market! It turned out to be a huge success and I'm thrilled I pulled it off and that customers responded so well to it!
I really felt like I was diving in at the deep end with this - I only learnt to screenprint myself about 6 months ago, and since it's been a huge learning process to integrate the process into my business and to really get to grips with all the little technical details like the right exposure times and the right pressure when inking. But I'm getting there!
So I thought what better way to test my new skills would be to show lots of other people how to do it, of course! At first it was a bit tricky, mostly just managing to contain the ink to the space I had to work in, but it got easier with each customer who came along and gave it a go!
It was awesome to see people's reactions as the screen lifted and their design was revealed, freshly printed to the tote bag underneath. Their reactions reminded me so much of why I fell in love with screen-printing in the first place and that love of seeing your work coming together!