Monday, December 15, 2008

Highlander tees

So, I've finally managed to get all the materials together for making some "Highlander the Snowman" shirts. One is by request from my friend Craig (AKA Townie Bastard). The other is for myself (I need to see how it holds up after a few washes). I don't know if I'm going to offer them in the shop or not.... that would require buying shirts up front (various sizes/colours) and having them at the ready. I don't know if I want to get that involved with selling iron-on transfer shirts. The expense is kind of high for doing low quantities. I'm hoping to get involved with silk-screening in the coming weeks. If that turns out to be fun, maybe in the new year I'll buy a bulk order of shirts and try some different things. I think a silk-screened shirt will last considerably longer than a transfer. Plus there's something nice about wearing a t-shirt that is essentially a hand-pulled print.
Jeez, I'm barely a few weeks into this blog and I've already managed to ignore it for 4 days. How do people keep up with these things?
The latest lino isn't finished yet. This weekend was consumed by Christmas parties, Sam Roberts and snow fences. And now I have a cold and don't really want to do anything. Blech.


Jenne said...

Wow those look fantastic! I love the one on brown I never would have thought of that colour. It really looks good. I haven't experimented with silk screen at all but it has been on the list. I saw some beautiful silk screen stuff at NASCAD a couple summers ago - done on bed sheets - talk about a big canvas. Last weekend I saw some beautiful pillow covers being sold for big $$. Kind of tired of the "little bird" motif but the possibilities are endless. Some kids at the expozine a couple weeks ago were selling Tshirts done will indelible ink marker. I can't wait to hear about your experiences with silk screen. ramble ramble sorry head cold meh!

towniebastard said...

The shirts do look pretty good, John. I'm looking forward to getting it.

As for regular blogging, it require discipline and the ability to ramble on at length about absolutely anything. It means writing when you'd rather shoot yourself in the head.

Seven days a week is hard, but I think if you do it four times or so you'll get used to the routine soon enough.


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