Saturday, 29 October 2011

Down your Street - Old Amersham

 My latest silk screen accomplishment, 'Down your Street - Old Amersham'.  I gave myself and Charlie (the lovely girl I silkscreen with) the mammoth task of printing these books of Old Amersham in 3 colours and to do 40 copies.  Our newly awakened silk screen skills couldn't take it, and unfortunately quite a few came out rather smudgy looking.  This I know is part of the fun when printing with silk screen, however, it was a bit much even for me!  I think that they were successful as far as they could be, but from now on I will be sticking to 2 colour prints when using our little home studio print room.

This is the second book I've done of this format, and I love it!  It's great because you print onto one flat piece of lovely paper and then construct the book afterwards.  This is a fold I learnt from the wonderful Rachel Hazell of 'Hazell Designs books' when myself and my sisters did a Sewn Structures course with her in Edinburgh.  You can read about that here.  Be sure to keep an eye out for future books in the same/similar format of other cities and places.  If you have somewhere to recommend, ket me know!  And if you would like me to tell you about it when I produce new books, then please sign up for my newsletter.  (You can find the link in the right hand panel on the blog).

Thank you for reading,


1 comment:

Kye Sangha said...

You could use the smudgy print books as give-aways! I really don't think anyone would mind!