Screen Printing

We'll be making these clever screens for screenprinting. We'll do the actual screen printing at the next sit and stitch. (The screen takes time to dry.)

We will be using embroidery hoops, nylons, and mod podge. All you need to bring is a design. (The one pictured is a bit too complicated.) All the supplies were donated so all the proceeds from this meetup go directly to paying our meetup fees. Thanks so much, Mary C!!

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  • Linda

    This is a really cool technique. I bought some paint today. Printing tomorrow!

    August 20, 2012

  • Mary Christensen

    What a great project! So easy and yet what awesome results.

    August 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a really great group, I had a marvelous time, the company is fun and the instruction was excellent. I'm very excited about the silk screen I produced. I'm going to try printing it out later today.

    August 20, 2012

  • Kate Heim

    Great instruction and timing for project with all materials supplied.

    August 20, 2012

  • Renee Caron

    Loads of fun!

    August 20, 2012

  • Renee Caron

    Leaving earlier today~ won't be late today! I am looking forward to this!! :)

    August 19, 2012

  • Judy

    wow, looks like there will be a lot of folks going. Starbucks going to be ok with that..Haven't slept yet. I'll try to get up in time to get there.

    August 19, 2012

    • Desiree

      Yep! We've reserved the three large tables! :) hope to see you soon!

      August 19, 2012

  • Renee Caron

    Hi, Can you tell me how much money to bring for screen printing? I thought you sent an amount previously, but I cannot find it....

    August 17, 2012

    • Desiree

      Renee, I can't find it either! I thought I'd set it at $3 but apparently I didn't so we'll just take donations at whatever amount people would like to contribute.

      August 17, 2012

    • Renee Caron

      Thanks, Desiree. I could of sworn you sent it too! Weird!

      August 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm getting really excited about this!

    August 16, 2012

  • Teresa

    What would be an example of a design to bring? I am not clear about that.

    August 15, 2012

    • Desiree

      I'll add some ideas to the photo gallery, but any simple images with thick(er) lines and two tones will work. Text will work (like your initials) or symbols. I just google whatever I'm interested in (like cats), do an image search, and filter by black and white. I'll bring some ideas, too. :)

      August 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Have to tell you how much I like the cat & fox. I may not check my clip art after all.

      August 16, 2012

  • Judy

    What do we need to bring for the screen printing?

    August 13, 2012

    • Desiree

      Kate, you are right! All you need to bring is a design. The largest hoops I have are bout six and a half inches in diameter, so your design shouldn

      August 13, 2012

    • Desiree

      Should be small. ( sorry--hit enter instead of backspace!)

      August 13, 2012

  • Rebeca Cabrera

    Hi friends, Could you explain me what is "screeprinting" ?

    August 6, 2012

    • Desiree

      Hi, Rebeca! Screen printing is essentially making kind of like a stencil out of fabric that you use to paint on other fabric. In our case, we'll be using nylon stretched over a frame. We'll block out where we don't want paint to be able to get through the nylon. When it's all dry, you just spread paint across your stencil and it will soak through wherever you didn't "block" and leave the pattern on your tshirt (or whatever you're screen printing.) Here's the wikipedia page for it: http://en.wikipedia.o...­
      Hope that helps!

      August 8, 2012

    • Rebeca Cabrera

      Thank you for the information. It was very helpful.

      August 12, 2012

  • Desiree

    Erin, it will be pretty straightforward. It's really just a matter of practicing before you put it on your finished product. :)

    August 2, 2012

  • Erin Hathaway

    I'm going to be out of town for the Sit & Stitch on September 2nd. Will it be pretty straightforward to use the screen we make on my own after it's dried?

    August 2, 2012

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