Last week the lovely UK PR team from Pinterest invited a handful of bloggers to try out a spot of screen printing at the (achingly cool) Print Club London studios.

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Check out the TV – I mean really!

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Now, I own a screen printed print (which coincidentally is by a Print Club London artist) and I love it, but before last week I couldn’t have told you what that actually meant… so in case you’re not sure either – to screen print is to:

force ink, paint or metal on to (a surface) through a prepared screen of fine material so as to create a picture or pattern.

So, lucky for us, four of the Print Club’s in-house designers did the hard part and had each (in true Blue Peter fashion) already created a limited edition print for the occasion. All we had to do was the ‘flooding, pulling, inking, painty transfer bit’ to produce our own prints.

Much fun was had by all.

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The science bit…

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Lots of screen printing action

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Some hands on inky fun

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From L-R: Anthony, Maggie, Hattie and Jo

The fab four illustrators (Maggie Li, Hattie Stewart, Anthony Peters and Jo Robinson of HAM), Kate and Fred (Print Club owners) and members of staff spent the evening helping us create, talking about screen printing and generally being wonderful hosts – such a talented and friendly bunch.

As I’m a fan of adorning walls with colour, prints, posters or pretty much anything that injects some personality, I had a whale of a time and am now the owner of five special prints and I will ‘love them long time’.

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Four of my five luuuurvely prints

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Just the tubes are mine – I left the wine behind… ahem.

 

If you’d like to learn more about screen printing and how to actually do it, the Print Club hold regular one day workshops so you can get in touch with them for info.

Limited edition prints courtesy of Print Club London and Pinterest.

 

— photography by Delali Foli —

 

 

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