Screen Printing for Quilters

Posted by Ruth on 24 February 2014 | 1 Comments

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Screen Printing is something I have never tried because I always thought it would be expensive and I'd need a lot of equipment, but after reading Shirley Goodwin's class, I realize that I've been missing out on what looks like, a whole bunch of fun. Shirley may not be well known around the world, but she certainly is in New Zealand. She is list mum for our Kiwi Quilter's group and owner of Tillia Dyes.

I caught up with Shirley recently to ask her what she was up to lately and she told me she had just graduated (after three hard years of work) with a Bachelor of Applied Media Arts (visual media). Wow well done Shirley! Now she is ready to get back to some serious dyeing and creating. That's when I asked her how about teaching at the Academy of Quilting - she loved the idea.

Her first class "Screen Painting for Quilters" begins this week. There is no complicated equipment or chemicals required - this surprised me! She told me, for the most part, all that is needed is a screen, some sort of squeegee and fabric paint. Her class is aimed at showing how easy it is to incorporate screen printed images into your quilts using items you probably already have at home.

This tote shows off some of her first screen printing attempts... I can see, that it doesn't matter what you create, you'll be able to use in some way whether it be a quilt, tote or clothing. 

You can also learn to make you own stencils in this class resulting in some very unique and unusual fabric, how cool is that?

I hope you will join Shirley in her first online class. She is anxiously awaiting to meet you all. For more details visit: Screen Printing for Quilters

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  • Screen printing is great fun. One of my friends does her sample runs with a variety of stencils on "ugly " fabric. When the piece is covered she uses them for the back of quilts. No longer ugly!

    Posted by Lily Kerns, 25/02/2014 3:54am (6 years ago)

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