What did I get up to this winter? Made some screens for local DIY projects!

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Jolene Simko from Hearthmakers Energy Co-operative came by to refine her screenprinting skills in a special add-on class ($30!) that went along with the screen special ($30!)  For her shirts, we used a second print of dark green on the house , it was an easy “cheat” for small scale prints: the registration was accomplished by looking through the screen. I saw the shirts’ debut at Earth Hour in Market Square, the volunteers and staff looked great!

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Fat Chance Farmstead
, Kingston area’s newest CSA (community supported agriculture) used the screen I made for them to personalize their wooden share boxes.

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Meet The Modern Forces! Shawn and Julia have a two piece band. They don’t play much in public but they wanted some shirts for their friends. Here’s our easy small run registration method for their higher-detail design. I didn’t manage to get a shot of our best work but here’s a sample of what the final product looked like.

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Finally Blue Heron Books and Zines is a community bookstore and zine distribution shop located in the AKA Autonomous Social Centre at the corner of Queen and Wellington in Kingston. At the moment, open hours are Mondays from 2pm to 6pm. “We strive to provide and promote radical, anarchist and anti-authoritarian books and media less readily available from mainstream sources or local venues such as libraries. Folks are also invited to come by during our open hours to read in the space, and engage in conversations with each other, collective members, and volunteers; we aim to promote the exchange of ideas” Their shirts can be found, among others, at the infoshop!

The last little pile of shirts is a friend referral. Lovely Nadia brought me a couple of her child’s drawings and we selected one to make some presents for Dad. Although I normally never take custom printing jobs, I usually just send people to Ironclad Graphics, I really enjoyed working on this adorable project!