Feb
26

Screen Printing for Knitters

I recently took a Screen Printing class at Stitch Lab (the same studio where I teach) taught by the amazing, Kat McTee. If you’re ever in Austin and have the opportunity to sign up for this one, I highly recommend it!
One of the (many) reasons I’d been wanting to learn to screen print over the years was to apply it to knitwear. I’ve experimented with painting on knit pieces before, but thought it’d be fun to print logos or even doodles on plain pieces of yarnwear that I’ve either scored at a thrift store or knitted myself. Although I haven’t tried this yet in the meantime, I played with the reverse technique; printing a doodle OF knitting onto fabric. Below is the result of turning a simple drawing into a screen and printing it on linen and cotton. Pretty cool, eh? I’m thinking about turning the multiple linen prints into either patches or tiny, zippy bags to sell on Etsy. We’ll see.
Knit Screen Print on Linen Blend
At my last screenprinting class.  Here's a knit stitch doodle I printed on linen.
Knit Print on Cotton Onsie
Knit Print
My Daughter Modeling Knit Print Onsie & Lollipop Leg Woolies
Knit Print Onsie
Check out a few more of my printed items from the class on Flickr!
Craft.Rock.Love,
Vickie

9 Responses to “Screen Printing for Knitters”

  1. Anonymous

    OMG! she’s precious! and she looks so chic in her knitting logo shirt…..on her way, eh?

    But mostly, I can’t believe she has TEETH already…what happened? when did she get older?

    Enjoy!

    Christine bronxknits@gmail.com

  2. Anonymous

    HOLA GUSTO SALUDARTE,,, PRECIOSA TU HIJA SE VE MAS HERMOSA CON TUS LABORES DE PUNTO .. Saludos ….

  3. Sorka

    ooh so cute! Does she ever look good!
    Hey is that a little stork bite I see on her forehead!? My little guy has one.

  4. Lupie

    Now that I’m going to be a Grandma for the first time I must make one of these Onsies!
    Your Daughter is such a cutie!!!!!!

  5. Vickie Howell

    Sorka–Yup, a stork bite. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lupie–Congrats, Grandma!

    Christine–I know! She’s getting big fast. She just popped 2 more teeth out yesterday!

  6. Anonymous

    Cute print and even Cuter Clover! This is a Great photo of her!! Love the leggings!

    StaceyKnitsIt ravelry