Good morning. It is a rather rainy morning here - as it has been for the last few days actually. I want the rain to stop so I can get some screen printing done. Last week I managed to practice my printing and I was actually pretty happy with how it went. I needed to get my technique sorted so I cut out a simple little cross and printed onto calico in a gorgeous yellow ink (no pics sorry). When I was confident enough I printed the cross onto tea towels. Very simple but I really like it. I can imagine it folded over an oven rail with just the one cross showing. Sometimes less really is more. The red is beautiful on the natural linen. Black would also be nice, as would a deep blue.
I then decided to resurrect my design that I printed in the screen printing class I took with Thea back in January, tracing over my tea towel to get the pattern. In doing so, by mistake I actually created the reverse design to the one that I printed originally. I think this design might actually work for my store - what do you think?
I also printed the black on natural linen again. Classic.
And then I mixed up a custom corally-pink colour for printing onto the white tea towels. A fresh spring colour.
There are small imperfections on them but I am learning so I'm not going to be too hard on myself. And it shows the hand of the maker, rather than some perfect machine printed tea towel. Which design/colour/tea towel are you drawn too, do you have a favourite?
Images: Olive & Joy