Screen Printing Workshop

This past weekend I attended a workshop on screen printing taught by the talented Linda B. Dunn at her very cool studio in Lowell. I had very little knowledge of screen printing and did not know what to expect at all... and it was FUN.

It helped that Linda is such a great teacher. We made screens of images we brought, slapped on some fabric paint and got messy. What's not to love?

As you can see, Chris was a natural.

Colleen made some sweet little prints of her logo.

Linda, Chris, Colleen and Nicole. How cool is that space?!

Also, if you have never been up to the Western Studios in Lowell, you really should. There are 180 artists in this huge converted factory which is quite a sight to behold! Creativity and color abound!

Fun with Fabric

I really wanted to be productive last night in some capacity. I didn't feel like cleaning (surprise!) so I curled up with my laptop and went to Spoonflower. This is an exciting new website that allows people to come up with their own designs, upload them and have them printed on fabric. Genius!

I don't have much use for fabric these days but I do enjoy designing so I decided to try out a few ideas. Maybe someday I will order some fabric and commission one of my sewer friends to create something for me with it. A pillow perhaps...

Spoonflower is still in the beta stage but it has a lot of promise. Some ideas they have are allowing designers to sell their fabric creations right from the site. They also have a great blog with lots of updates and even a weekly fabric design contest. There are already a ton of designers on there so feel free to browse what they have. Some even sell their Spoonflower fabric in their etsy shops!