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Screen printing

I’ve returned to the screen printing. This stencil turned out to be the last one on the old, damaged screen. One day I decided to go buy a new one. I’ve been looking second hand for months and finally decided I’d like to be able to get a clean image to the extent my skills allow!

Oh my! The difference was immediate.

And they went directly to high vis for the large number of actions we’ve been running in the last couple of months.

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What the well dressed rebel is wearing this season

I have been gradually applying some of my rough screen printing to our extensive collection of upcycled high vis vests.

We have quite a number in all kinds of high vis glory…

And it isn’t complicated sewing.

As you can see, they are not an entirely matched set!

However, they do the job and here is a stack of plastic fabric that is not going to landfill… even if still not exactly high fashion!

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Screenprinting

Over lockdown, I have powered along creating stencils from old wallpaper and using water based, low toxic inks on sheeting from the op shop and other scrap fabrics for Extinction Rebellion.

My skills are not first rate but they are a good match for the equipment I had available (one old battered screen that dates back to the 1980s when I learned the basics!) I’ve created bags, left some as patches, and created labels for our sizeable collection of pre-loved (or maybe just pre-worn) high vis vests… bag linings also from fabrics that have been rescued from landfill.

First the green series…

Then the pink series…

And frankly, so many more! But I’m sure you get the picture…

I have had some fun making labels for the high vis and I think I still have a series to go… and now, I would really like a screen with my favourite graphics on it, and a break from text, though my hand cut stencils have certainly done the job.

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