Today I did more digital printing, I’m excited about it =]
Exposing screens is something I still think is magical. Like darkroom photography you watch an image appear out of the darkness. And that screen when it’s first made and hasn’t been stained with ink is a just beautiful.
I get too attached to my screens. But this is why I’m a printer, it brings me unrivalled joy.
I decided for my press pack hand in to make a hand silk screened press pack. It was a days extra work but I think it was worth it.
The tactility of my CV makes it more crafted, more cared about and speaks about the handcrafted, time taking, personal touch of the maker that craft entails.
As part of the Luddite 200 Festival I did a Make Your Own Huddersfield workshop. It was in an empty council owned building and I got the most beautiful quaint little space. I went in the day before to decorate it will my little models!
I then went back to A1 to rejig their window and was much happier with the result!
After chatting to Elisa and Helena I soon got started on some Crafty Praxis merchandise! This comprises my drawing of Byram Arcade, Elisa’s font she created for the shop and soon Helena’s logo for the shop, all hand silk screened and unique in their own way! These are the initial bags and I’m also working on staff tshirts, cushion covers, tea towels, dishcloths and mugs.
I then approached A1 stationers in Huddersfield to see if I could borrow their window to dress. I was expecting them to just let me borrow it for a day, photo things and go, but they said that it’s mine to do whatever I like with for as long as I like!