This year I was struck with a sudden urge to peruse a charity shop for a flat picture frame, rip out the staples, glass and back board, and turn it into a screen printing frame:
I've been meaning to do this, like, forever! (as Girl would say...)
I also found one of these in the shop, which was a bonus.
My very own twisted-cord-making-device!
Then of course to test drive my new screen, I needed to make a proper printing surface. Staple gun, wadding, calico - check.
Large piece of chipboard? Not to hand, no. So off I went again, to the DIY shop to buy some board, then on a whim I popped into another place on the industrial estate and persuaded them to cut it to size for me, for the small fee of £2.40. Genius! Quicker than asking Mr G to do it, by several weeks at least...
And so a "few" staples later....
I even glued an extra cutting mat onto the back. How snazzy is that?! Happy Birthday me!*
Unfortunately life has now got in the way again, and it's back to the shoulds and oughts with no time to test it out - but at least I can now screen-print things when I have the time to play again! Meanwhile, it is a handy portable ironing board just for textile stuff, and I've even broken out the "extra" table space on my desk to use it:
* This wasn't all I did on my birthday, a large quantity of strawberry meringue and Prosecco was also consumed but I couldn't take a photo of that as it didn't sit still long enough.