Back in November SewSmitten HQ was a buzzing hub of creativity as we began working on ideas for new stock in preparation for our xmas markets.
And the one thing we knew we wanted to do was to hand print our own tea towel and apron sets.
With ideas on what images we were going to use and armed with enthusiasm we had a lot of preparation to do to get the job done! And first off we had to gather all the equipment we would need and find a suitable space to print.
After a lot of running around; finding silk screens, ordering stock, preparing images, exposing and sourcing all the little necessities needed for our print production.. We successfully managed to set up a temporary printing studio in the living room of Gnome's flat!
.....And after four days of solid printing, lots of tea drinking (with the dunking of dark chocolate hobnobs of course!) and some minor hiccups along the way we managed to produce a collection of stunning three colour silk screen printed tea towels and aprons.
Here's some pics of the production process:
The print featured on our new kitchenware range are a reproduction of a Three Colour Reduction Block Lino Print By Luke Kulchstein © 2008 aka Gnome.