As some of you know, my husband and I have a small business printing custom t-shirts for local groups and businesses called Phantom Chicken. What you might not know is that we have been trying to mix this and quilting into one piece of work… and we are getting close to a finish!
I made a quilt top last summer and I had planned an elaborate print for it. Because my first plan was so daunting, it just never came to fruition… so we altered the idea a bit. Instead of one big image that would need to be broken down into many interlocking parts, we made a couple images to print randomly over the top.
|Finished quilt top from Summer 2014|
Since screen printing is a bit elusive to some, I thought I would share our process for printing here. In time I would love to set up a workshop so people could try this hands-on… maybe someday!
|Mixing dishcarge inks for small project|
|Big circle – film positive, ready to shoot a screen|
|2 screens ready for set up|
|screen on press|
|Mid-print decision making time|
|printed quilt top|
print on quilt! After this, the print needs time under a heating unit to “set” the ink into the fabric.
|heating discharge print|