Thursday, November 18, 2010

my creative space ...

It's been a bit quiet around this blog lately - a huge amount of printing, packaging and posting going on. Yesterday was a big print day, but first I had to change the felt on my printing table. This was the state of the old one ...


I kind of like the random print features, bits of thread and fluff that get stuck to the felt. I use an adhesive for some printing jobs, making the felt a bit tacky. I use just a single layer of wool felt on top of my table to print on. It provides the right amount of "give" to get a nice print. I think it's a personal choice, though. Lots of other screen printers swear by a couple of layers or none at all. Anyway, after the felt changing, I printed a custom job - here is a sneak peak ...



More creative spaces at Kootoyoo. Have a lovely Thursday!

23 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

I like the sneaky peak! Screen printing looks so much fun..

CurlyPops said...

How interesting. I had no idea that you needed a layer of felt underneath!

Amanda said...

The felt looks kind of cool I thought it was an art quilt at first.

Thea said...

Felt underlay definitely means better printing - especially if you have really large screens that may not be totally straight. Nice "artwork".

Kirsty said...

Can you make something from that felty goodness? I LOVE it.

Kelly Ingram said...

I didn't know about the felt either - nice to learn something new. Would love to learn to screen print someday..you do such a beautiful job with your designs Nic.

Rosalind said...

Long time no see :-) I thought it was a quilt too!? ha ha Happy printing.

Jennie said...

I was thinking that could be made into something too?
Its interesting with the random prints.

teddybearswednesday said...

Im loving the felty gorgeousness too!! I do hope you make it in to something xo

Chantal said...

Lovely insight into your work process. Might try some felt under my stamping too, see if it changes the effect : )

Kylie said...

Love the table - it has character and tells a story.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I do love to look at old screen printing table tops. They end up with the funkiest of patterns.

june at noon said...

Hmmm, felt is a great idea. I love the look of it!

74 Lime Lane said...

love the felty letters! i see Kirsty is eyeing it off already!

Maker Handmade said...

Also love the felt - can we frame it as a series and pop it in the shop or husband's gallery? Just a thought....

Michelle said...

The blue you have printed with is gorgeous!

The Handmaden said...

Interesting!

Ky said...

I love how crisp and sharp the lettering looks on a good screen print. Your custom job looks like it is coming along nicely:)

Sally said...

What a beautiful screen.

Posie Patchwork said...

Check the screen printing perfection!! Love that blue, ahhhhh, love Posie

by marie-nicole said...

I hope you kept that old felt, that looks fantastic!

midge said...

so many memories meshed into the felt. love your work.

Jodie said...

Nic, That felt is awesome...can I baggsie some next time ???? Please don't tell me you tossed it.