An Evening Of Screen Printing

Last night I popped* up to London town to attend a little screen printing workshop at Drink Shop Do, hosted by the ever lovely Zeena Shah.

*when I say popped, what I actually mean is bribed my 2.5 yr old to let me go with a packet of Frozen stickers, weaned my 5 month old onto evening bottles a week ahead, found some clothes that were not covered in sick and ran for the train with a breast pump in my bag. Hey ho.

Anyway, what an inspiring and fabulous evening it was…

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Drink Shop Do is a quirky cafe venue near Kings Cross and the ceilings were adorned with flying fish. Nice!

 

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We were given a sheet of newsprint and pair of scissors to create our designs and stencils. My friend Alex decided immediately that she wanted a pear print and so ensued many a joke around a ‘nice pear’…oh the laughs.

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I’ve got a bit of a thing for giraffes at the moment so this was my final sketch for my stencil.

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Quite tricky to cut out with scissors as opposed to a craft knife…

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Decided at the final stage to make this for my daughter, so added her name. I did cheat and use a craft knife for this bit…

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My other screen printing buddy made a lovely set of mountain peaks…

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Zeena helped us print our bags… this was the best bit.

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Pear success for Alex!

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Mountain joy!

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Ta Dah! So pleased with my bag, even though the giraffe on the left looks like he’s got a Slinky for a neck. It’s the taking part that counts!

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A well earned glass of wine while we chat about how screen printing is our new favourite craft and how we’d like our own studio. Sigh.

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