Last summer I revisited a technique I'd only briefly experimented with before; Screen Printing.
I had attended a one day workshop run by the talented Miesje Chafer a couple of years ago and remembered how I love working with stencils to create bold shapes and repeat patterns. I produced a length of lovely oatmeal linen with neon abstract shapes and made it in to a couple of cushions.
Last summer I wanted to explore the technique further and to add my own illustrations to screens rather than the stencil technique. I attended a six week course at the fantastic print studio Ink Spot Press in Hove run by the print-maker Jane Sampson. I produced some repeat patterns from illustrations I'd produced taking inspiration from The South Downs. I experimented with printing on to tea towels and got some great results.
During my half term week in February I decided to get printing again! I've produced three different designs for soft toys. I've kept to a mostly monochrome palette but have included a little colour for example in the different hair colourways in my mini mermaids.
I'll be showing and selling my work at this year's Artist Open Houses in Brighton in May.