I had the great pleasure this weekend of trying out silk screen printing for the very first time at Zeena Shah’s studio. Jules’s brother, Jamie, bought me the course for a Christmas present and I’ve been really excited about it as I’ve always wanted to give it a go.
It turned out that not only is Zeena a great teacher but probably the nicest peson I’ve ever met and created a great atmosphere – from experience there is nothing worse than a silent, sombre craft course. Her studio, tucked away off Old Street, is also a really inspiring space, crammed full of vintage finds and inspiration. I was joined on the day by four other lovely ladies and we spent the time chatting, drinking tea and creating: the perfect start to the weekend!
I would whole-heartedly recommend the course; it is a snip at £55, especially considering it is four hours long and you walk away with a printed tote bag and tea towel. It’s also a craft that you can easily develop at home once you are armed with Zeena’s expertise.
I’ve been trialling the new Nokia Lumia for the last couple of weeks so I took that along with me. All of these photographs are completely unedited so you can judge the camera for yourselves…
Such a fun day and I am definitely going back for more as Zeena is now running a print and make your own lampshade – amazing!