Many many moons ago, I went to university and got myself a totally useable degree. Yep, I’m a qualified printer. Not like your printer at home, although if memory serves me correct, we did spend an entire semester learning about the wonders of using a photocopier in art. But that’s another story altogether. My passion was in the field of screen printing, aka silk screening. And although it took me 10 years to pay for my degree, I haven’t done any screen printing since graduation, some 16 years ago. Until now.
I have a lovely friend who is always sending me links to awesome workshops and courses up in Brissy, but the problem is I’m a Gold Coast girl now. So I started thinking there must be something available down here on the GC, and a quick Google search had me stumbling upon The Craft Parlour. Thank you universe! Not only is The Craft Parlour insanely cool, but they offer a range of differing workshops from Concrete Planters to Weaving. Like that isn’t awesome enough, this month they had a screen printing workshop too. Woot woot!
So I went along on Saturday to brush up on some skills, which if my home attempt at screen printing is anything to go by, those skills are clearly buried very deep in my subconscious. Very deep indeed. The workshop was run by Kim Raath from the Chroma Club and was thoroughly enjoyable. The Craft Parlour only caters to small groups so there were only 5 of us on the day, which meant we didn’t have to compete for attention or help. Although I didn’t get to finish my project this weekend, fingers crossed there might be another screen printing workshop coming up in the next few months.
The Craft Parlour is run by the lovely Rach, who greeted us individually at the door and made us a yummy herbal Devonshire Tea for morning tea. The Craft Parlour is located at 1059 Gold Coast Highway Palm Beach, but you can look them up here.