Thursday, March 7, 2013


I finally got all my supplies and equipment together, attached clamps to my table, and started printing! Technically I had all of the stuff together for about a week but put off making my first screen because I was nervous about messing up. Yesterday I got over it and worked on my first printing project - a simple design to print on the inside of my bags. I am still working on new products and getting my online shop re-open, and this feels like a huge step in the right direction. I have been wanting to do this forever. I am so excited.
I have so many ideas for fabric designs I have been saving for when I have my station set up, so now I have to actually have to do it. For this first screen, as simple as it is, I'm extremely thrilled that everything worked out - it was hard to get the timing of everything right the first time. I am not an expert, I make huge messes...and I duck tape a work light onto our bathroom sink as my "exposure unit." So my process could be slightly refined, but I couldn't be happier with the little screen printing station I've set up.


  1. How exciting! I've always wanted to learn how to do this!

  2. They look so good, Jesse! There are so many things I want to learn from you!

    -Steph x

  3. This is awesome! I've always wanted to screen print. I can't wait to see what else you make with this process.


  4. oh, sweet! I've always been too scared to do the whole photo-emulsion process, for fear of messing up, too. I just do the drawing fluid & screen filler method, but it takes so long, and it isn't as precise as exposing, sigh! I envy your bravery, ma'am. what's the process like? did you have to fumble around in the dark a lot?

    1. I was SO scared to work with the emulsion but I just double checked the steps a million times and read through a lot of tutorials I found online and then did it. I didn't stumble around too much in the dark because we put a yellow bug light in the bathroom which doesn't give off UV so I could use that while setting everything up before leaving it in the dark.


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