From the monthly archives:

April 2009

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I’m vacationing right now so technically I am not supposed to be working/ blogging but I can hardly stop myself when I’m surrounded by all these amazing prints and patterns that keep popping up in the local wildlife. I learned last year while visiting Florida that birds always sit together facing into the wind. I guess they dislike ruffled feathers. But because of that they end up making the most extrordinary patterns just by hanging out. I like both the repetition and the alternating randomness by the one or two that get a bit out of line. 

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I spied a lot of great pattern inspiration this morning but I was without my camera so I’ll bring it along on my next early morning stroll and capture some of this amazing natural pattern to share with all of you.

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Screen Printing Registration Part 3: Fabric Registration

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part 1/part 2/ part 3 Here’s how to set up your fabric on your print table so you can print repeating patterns over and over again! Now that you have exposed your screens and are relatively sure that each image has been properly registered you can set up your table registration. You are going to […]

Read more → April 14, 2009

Screen Printing Registration part 2

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Are you ready to start making beautiful lengths of fabric? Then you need to get the skinny on fabric registration! part 1/ part 2/ part 3 This tutorial is the second in a three part series and is the first step in fabric registration. before we can begin to learn how to register a print on the […]

Read more → April 9, 2009

What Is Screen Printing Registration? Part 1

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part 1/ part 2/ part 3 And More Importantly, How Do You Do it Well? Learning how to register your prints is a very important skill and helps you jump from craft hobbiest to serious printer. Knowing how to register your prints allows you complete many multiples of your prints in about the same amount […]

Read more → April 7, 2009

Can you Explain That Again?

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Still wondering what all these screen printers are talking about? Well, here are some more terms, in plain speak, to keep you in step with the screen print pros! Flooding The Screen: This is a single stroke of the squeegee that is done with the screen in a raised position. Holding the screen up and off the print […]

Read more → April 6, 2009

“SCREEN PRINT: The Ultimate Guide” Sneak Peak

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When I began my career as a screen printer eight years ago I had been out of textile school for a couple of years and my printing skills were rusty- to say the least. I had been designing textiles for a company in NYC but I longed to ‘get my hands dirty’ again. So I built my […]

Read more → April 1, 2009