Somehow I have managed to get myself involved in the PTO at dd’s school, in charge of Spiritwear. That’s all the stuff that the school sells with the school logo on it. I’ve been doing this since summer. I could rant for several paragraphs about the vendor that we order our screen printed products from, but I’ll spare you that. I am told that last year’s vendor was even worse. What is up with these people? Except for dealing with the vendor, I’m enjoying the spiritwear stuff. It’s a good fit for my skills, and it’s nice to contribute at her school.
And of course, I am always on the lookout for a new fiber-related craft to learn. Enter screen printing! I watched several videos on Youtube about it, and it looked really easy. What they don’t tend to point out in the videos is that watching people screen printing is a bit like watching people typing. If you have never done it before, it’s a long slog from learning where the keys are to 50 words a minute. I went to a tag sale on bag day and bought maybe 50 kid-sized t-shirts to practice on. I’ve been working on my skills every day for 3 weeks, and finally, today, it clicked. The above photo shows some of the fruits of my labor. I did 35 shirts, and there is only one that is too messed up to sell. Not bad.