Thursday, October 7, 2010

Brisbane Owls get ready to screen print!

Brisbane Owls get ready to screen print!

We're so excited to announce this very special Brisbane meet up with Ellie from Red Seed Studio. Ellie has kindly invited Brown Owls to her fabulous studio for a little screen printing workshop or for those who prefer to work on their own craft we'll have a special space at the studio for you to stitch, knit or crochet to your heart's content!

Date: Sunday 31 October

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm. If you're screen printing you're welcome to come a little earlier to get started on your work.

Venue: 24 Vanda St, Woolloongabba, 4102 (parking is avail in the front yard, and some on street, but it's a residential street, so don't know weekend parking situations. There's sure to be parking on Logan Rd as well. Closest train station is Buranda (about 3 mins walk), and buses go along Logan Rd often).

About the Screen Printing Workshop

There is a limit of 10 people for this workshop so it's first in best dressed. You can either email to book your place or leave a comment on this blog post. If you miss out and there is enough interest we'll run it again for the November meet up.

Cost: $20 each - this includes the inks and all printing stuff needed. Ellie has very kindly waived her tutoring fees so that we can take advantage of this very low price!

About the class: Learn the basics of screen printing onto fabric in this fun class. You'll hand cut your own stencils, using your original designs (Ellie will be there to help with design inspiration!), and then print using a blank screen and toxic-free printing ink. There is a lovely little table in the 'printing shed' (the garage), set in a quiet garden with lots of natural light and space.
Due to the short crafting time, if you work on a design idea before the day, that will increase your printing time available. Simple, bold designs often work best. Remember - you'll be hand cutting the design, so don't make anything too complicated.

What to bring:

* The cost of the workshop doesn't include any material / fabric to print onto however Ellie has 100% linen tea towels available for the special wholesale price of $5 each. If you would like to purchase some of these please leave a comment or email Ellie at so Ellie can make sure there are enough. Ellie may also have some linen and hemp / organic cotton at wholesale price (if anyone's interested, they can email Ellie at

* Alternatively you can bring plain fabric, tea towels, tote bags (not too thick), t-shirts, singlets, onesies, pillow cases, cut fabric for a certain project (eg - the bodice of a dress, or a skirt panel, etc). Also thick card is nice to print on - to make posters or cards. Cut to size, or one big piece. (Smaller is better as a hand cut stencil is easier and quicker to cut if it's smaller. and 2 - 3hrs isn't a lot of time for intricate designs).

* Please bring an old shirt or apron to wear, as well as some scraps of calico or other fabric to use for test printing. If you have a hair dryer, please bring that along as well (to help dry the fabric quicker for more printing).

* If you have cutting boards, the sort used for stanley knives and cutting blades, not the quilting ones please bring them along.

* and don't forget your design ideas!

Or BYO craft
We'll be setting up a cosy little area in the lounge room or if the weather's nice out in the garden for those who would like to work on their own crafting. Both Rebecca and Sam will be there to help out with anyone wanting to learn the basics of crochet, knitting, embroidery or if you have any crafty questions/problems we'll do our best to help solve them :)

Everyone: Bring along a fold up chair, picnic blanket, cushions or something to sit on. Tea and coffee will be provided but feel free to show off your baking skills by bringing along some morning tea.

RSVP: Please rsvp by commenting on this post or email by Wednesday 20 October.

Look forward to seeing you then!


Sarah said...

Wow this sounds great! I would love to learn how to screen print. Can't wait to come!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

How exciting! I'd love to do some screen printing and am free that day! Yay! Count me in!

Felicia said...

I'd love to join in!

Tamara | One Craftee Mumma said...

Sorry, not available again that weekend. Hopefully I can make it to November's Meet Up will be my last chance before Baby Number 2 arrives! Have fun girls, sounds great!

edward and lilly said...

Sarah, Melanie and Felicia are booked in. There are 4 spots left for screen printing. If anyone who is booked in can't make it for any reason please let us know as we may end up with a waiting list.

Tamara, hopefully we'll see you in November!

Helen said...

Hooray! Please book me in, have always wanted to learn this. - Helen

erin xo said...

Please definitely count me in - yay!!!

edward and lilly said...

Helen and Erin are booked in, there is 1 spot left but there's plenty of room for those who would like to BYO craft or learn a new craft on the day so if you can make it we'd love to see you there!

NotSewShabby said...

Hi I would love to do the screen printing! Count me in if its not too late!

edward and lilly said...

Hi Tara, you're booked in.

All screen printing spots are now filled up but if you're interested in doing it please leave a comment or send us an email and we'll put you on the waiting list in case a spot opens up or if there is enough interest we will do it again in November.

If you missed out we'd love to still see you at the meet up, you can BYO craft or if there is a craft you'd like to learn leave a comment or email and we'll organise it for the day!

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emharm said...

I would have loved to come to this but off to my 20th School reunion in Sydney. Enjoy your screen printing!!

Unknown said...

Missed out, but interested in November session. Will come this time and embroider though...Trace J

Shilo Says said...

Bummed I missed out, but very keen to be put on a November list. Thanks! :)

Debbs said...

I won't be able to come. Not good attendence for me of late... but have fun all the same!!

moose and bird said...

I won't be able to make it this time.....I'm having a really bad run with trying to make it to Brown Owls. Sorry girls. x

Sandra said...

I'll be away in Tassie again so won't be able to make it this time.

Anonymous said...

Hi i just stumbled across the site today while researching screenprinting classes. I would love to come along tomorrow and watch if that is ok, if not, would love to be placed on the wait list for November.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Sorry, I'm now not sure if I can make it tomorrow or not and was booked in to do the screen printing, so I'm hoping someone else can make use of my spot, it looks like there are a couple of people on the waiting list.

If I can make it, I'll bring along some work of my own to do and just soak in the lovely crafty atmosphere :)

edward and lilly said...

Hi Zim, you're more than welcome to come along tomorrow and check it out.