Last month I was fortunate enough to finally attend the much anticipated Zana Screen printing workshop. (My hubby had bought me a ticket to attend for Christmas). I have been following the girls from Zana over some time and have a few of their goodies in and around our house, so this was just a dream come true!
This months Creative Challenge was also on screenprinting or stamping.
The course took place from 9:00-15:00 at Nomads & Co in Parktown North (the same awesome venue we had the last networking event!). This shared working and office space provided the perfect setting for the days’ workshop.
The girls from Zana (Sue & Robyn Britz, Nikki Albertyn and Melissa Louise) started the day by introducing us to the different types of fabric printing and their strengths and limitations. They then taught us the basics of screen printing, teaching us about fabric and technique and also what we need to get started on our own.
We were then showed how to do some printing using some of their already professional exposed screens. It was mind-blowing, from the first stroke of paint the results achieved were fabulous! We each got to make some samples that I sewed into napkins.
The real work then started when we were asked to design a pattern that we could use for screen printing, using a stencil technique… Even though I cannot really draw the results were quite pretty! I opted to do a teddy bear and some of the other designs in the class were totally fabulous as well! We got to make either some tea towels or cushion covers.
We were treated to a great lunch (also made by one of the zana girls) and some awesome goodies from zana in our goodie bags. Was the class worth it?! DEFINITELY! I cannot start to play around with my own screens and designs at home!
Read more about the dates of their upcoming screen printing workshops and book them here.
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