A few weeks back I was lucky enough to spend an evening building on my knowledge of how to screen-print with Laura Ashley. I had tried my hand at this craft once before when I made an adorable screen-printed bunny rabbit cushion with Thornback & Peel. This time, I decided to screen-print my own tote bag in one of my colours of the moment – mint! Keen to achieve a graphic look, I chose this geometric triangle print that features in Laura Ashley’s archive fashion collection. After mixing up the vivid mint ink and lining up the screen, I dolloped the colourful ink along the top and ran the block firmly across it several times to push the ink through. I was really pleased with how the bag turned out because it only had a tiny imperfection in one of the triangles at the bottom – I’m calling that bit part of the handmade charm! What do you think of my mint tote bag? Have you ever screen-printed anything, friends?
// Photography by Laura Ashley and Will Taylor