Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Now We Are Six!

Introducing Hester the Hare and Clarence the Lion.

Hester the Hare is a moonlit hare to one side, and leaps along under the sun on the other. Hester is a silkscreen design on 100% cotton. She can simply be used as a tea-towel or following the easy printed instructions she can be cut out, sewn and stuffed to make a child's toy or cushion. Alternatively she can be filled with bagged dried beans, rice or sand and then stuffed at the top, to make a door stop.

 Clarence's namesake was also a cross-eyed lion, and starred in a very old children's progamme called Daktari.

These are the only things that we don't actually print ourselves, as we can't accommodate the screenprinting carousel in our flat.

The whole process is identical to how we make our screenprints... but much, much bigger, smoother, quicker and cleaner.

Lots of thanks to Anna and Kath, at Stuart Morris who showed great patience and fortitude as we tweaked the colours till they were just right. It was so satisfying to see the finished towels come through, after being dried, all pristine, crisp and colourful.

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