We had so much fun screen printing in our Art Quilt group that I’m very excited to bring this class to both MQX and MQS this spring. I thought screen printing needed expensive materials and was difficult to do but I found out that you can make your own screens with common materials and it was very easy. In the class we’ll be making two kinds of screens – one disposable and one reusable. We’ll experiment with different mediums to create the design – soy wax, glue, paste and freezer paper; and different mediums to print with – fabric paint, screenprinting ink, and shaving cream mixed with ink and discuss using dyes as the medium. You’ll go home with a screen and several printed fat quarters. Don’t settle for just the fabric you can find….make your own!
MQX – Wednesday, April 11th, 9-11 am. Sign up here: http://www.mqxshow.com/MQX/East/Home/index.cfm
MQS – Saturday, May 19th, 8-10 am. Sign up here: http://www.mqsshow.org/Registration/
Making the screens……..
Ready to print – freezer paper butterflies cut with the Slice with soy wax swirls….
The finished fabric: