Sunday 17 March 2013

A little bit of creative time after a hectic week!

It has been a little while since I last posted, I have had a very busy, exciting week though, but now I'm back and have post on screen printing today.  I hadn't done any screen printing in my degree, which was a big surprise as almost every other Textile Design degree includes this on the course.  I had to rectify this, so enrolled on a lovely workshop with the fantastic Blueberry Park.

Karen runs workshops in her Leeds home about once a month, I was greeted at the door by a beaming and friendly face.  It was such a wonderful day and after having a busy and slightly stressful week it was wonderful to drink tea, eat cake, chat with some like minded women and let my creativity flow.  Karen was a fantastic teacher, and if anyone lives in or around Leeds I would definitely recommend taking one of her courses, you won't be disappointed!

I've managed to get some photos of the day which you can see below =)

We began by looking through some of Karen's printing books, many of which are now on my wish list!

I had already come prepared with some of my own designs that I wanted to see printed.  It would be an ideal process to print greetings cards, wrapping papers and other products at home.  I based my print on the design Falling Florals, which you can see is the background on my blog =)

It was quite intricate to cut out, but a little patience and a steady hand made it possible!

And here's the final outcome!

1 comment:

  1. It was lovely to meet you Emma and so glad you enjoyed it! Your work translated beautifully into screen prints and look forward to seeing where it leads you!