These blog posts were originally created in 2016 on a different blog.

 

So this is the shed so far. it’s only small but because of how compact it is everything is to hand. So I can turn out loads of prints like a production line.

 

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Here’s my make-shift water system for cleaning screens. The hose is directed out into the yard.

 

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This is a nifty little hinged screen that I liberated from a dusty school supply cupboard.

 

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As you can see I only have black, blue and yellow inks at the moment. All the jars are for run off inks and mixing colours.

 

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I’m not much of a sports man but I do like Wales; I know, blasphemous to say that during the rugby world cup – this was a gift that some drunk oaf fell on and cracked the top.

 

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Shoe boxes, always good to have a couple shoe boxes to hand.

 

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This is the scrap side of my printing bed. the side I use to mix inks, expose screens and other such stuff that doesn’t need hinges. The painting is something I did whilst bored; I recon I’ll re-create it in screen printing form.

 

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Told you it was a small shed but it has character.
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The cupboard here was bought for £10 from a furniture recycling center then re-painted.

 

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This was simple to make. I used an old wooden desktop then screwed some screen hinges I got from eBay, works like a dream.

 

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I’m quite proud of the work bench. I also liberated this table from a school – they were giving these ones away. I used scrap wood to raise the printing area off the table and create some slots where I could safely house either screens or prints.

 

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This is the first print I’ve produced within the shed, it was made using free hand printing. No stencils, no screen exposure just use a brush and draw the ink straight onto the screen then print.

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