Screenprinted cushions

Screenprinting

It’s been far too long since I crafted anything – I miss it. So this morning I literally dusted down my sewing machine and whipped up these little cushions.

Screenprinting

I printed the designs on Wednesday night at The Make Lounge‘s superb beginners’ screen printing class taught by Helen Rawlinson, whose studio happens to be very near to me in Stokey. We used the paper stencil method: basically instead of faffing around with exposing your design onto a screen, you just cut the design from paper and lay it under the screen to act as a stencil. It also means you can re-use the blank screen for short runs of lots of different designs. I was really impressed that you could get such flawless results from this method so will definitely be trying some more printing at home.

The envelope backs use fabrics from my stash. A nice gentle project to ease me back into sewing… I want to tackle a patchwork quilt next.

Screenprinting

I made these bags in the class, too. Fun!

Screenprinting