|Screenprinting - A Saturday Hen do. It all begins with paper: drawing, cutting, champagne and chat!|
Teaching was my stepping stone into the new (to me anyway!) crafting community, to meet lots of people who are eager to learn a new craft and have fun along the way. So my first class was Machine Embroidery, quickly followed by Screen Printing and then the lovely Lampshade Making (which I now share with fellow teacher Suzanne Cowan as it was and is so popular). All three classes are completely different and I enjoy them all for different reasons.
Taking photos is not easy when you are the teacher, as it's an incredibly busy workshop! So here is a taster from a few classes only, but hopefully it will give you a good idea of what it's all about:
|A happy stencil ready to go|
|Preparing and cutting - positive and negative prints.|
|A mini production line.|
|Prepping the screen and away we go.|
|Every last bit of ink goes back in the pot.|
|Wash and Dry.|
|Always a good chance for a natter.|
|Something for the kids.|
and weddings galore!
|The happy bride to be, on dry time.|
|A simple block print of colour can be just as good.|
|From Tea Towel to Tote|
The next class for screen printing is this Monday - you can see all upcoming dates for my workshops and many others on offer at The Make Lounge right here
Phew! That was an epic task and blogger drives me a bit crazy with photo placements!
Lampshades and Machine Embroidery moments coming soon, once I've recovered.
Thanks to my past students and all their lovely comments, some of whom have written kind words on their own blogs and with great pics too:
confessions of a design geek
- A total design enthusiast - Kate has a great blog all about design, with in-depth interviews and reviews.
- The lovely Becky who now also works at The Make Lounge - top assistant!
I must mention that I wouldn't be able to do the class without my super assistants buzzing around and helping me out.
- Louise does a great line in vintage and mid-mod print cushions (I have one!) and now her very own print line - go girl!
A Drop of Whimsy
- Loved the cat!
and this one really got me! The Make Lounge Blog - Oh Baby!