A British Textile Designer’s Guide to Screen-Printing

A British Textile Designer’s Guide to Screen-Printing

“Lifting the screen to see my idea on the cloth for the first time is always thrilling,” Louise says. She carries out the reveal carefully to avoid smudging the freshly applied ink. After viewing the sample, she adjusts the design as needed before imprinting on canvas or Scottish linen with a larger press.

For Louise, artistic expression brings joy that is amplified by sharing, not only through selling wares in her online shop, but also while leading silk-screening workshops. “It’s an exciting process that at the beginning of the day seems quite daunting,” she says, “but ends with the delight of walking away with your own printed linen.”

Text Melissa Lester
Photography Jane Hope

To learn more about Louise Townsend, see “Textile Traditions” on page 49 of the September 2018 issue, available on newsstands and online.

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