After a year and a half of screenprinting on paper, I finally printed on fabric last night – and the results are so good! Printing on fabric is only slightly more laborious than printing on paper. The ink I’m using requires heat setting after it dries – which means I have to iron each piece for at least three minutes. My parents are coming up to help me package items for Renegade. I think I’ll put my mom on ironing duty. She’ll love ironing large tea towels. I’ll just have to make sure she doesn’t take off with half my stash.
I’m going to sew these into simple zippered bags and sell them at Renegade. If my mom could sew, I’d put her on seamstress duty, too.
A couple of the other artists who use the studio were freaking out over my notebooks. They’ve asked for bookbinding lessons, so I think I’ll tote all my bookmaking supplies to the studio next week. There’s really nothing to do while waiting for screens to dry, anyway – and I do love to teach crafts. In a past life, I was probably a preschool teacher.
Unfortunately, no sewing or drawing today. I must work on a job application. But it’s for a fun job that I really want, so I’m not complaining.