Drumming Robot Tote Bag


This is a bag I screen printed with the help of my lovely friend Laurel.  We made a few different ones but this remains my fave.  She really knows what she’s doing and I recommend trying a screen printing class or workshop it’s a lot of fun.


I took a photo of a robot Matt bought in a junk shop and edited it to make it black and white screen print friendly.


The finished screen print is very close to the photo.



You can do simpler screen prints at home with stencils and a DIY screen like this or like this or buy a fancy kit like this one.  It was really fun to do this with Laurel and I love screen printing now!  I can’t wait to do some more and experiment with more complicated designs.



Laurel has an amazing shop in Exeter called Arrietty, an Aladdin’s cave of haberdashery where they run super fantastic workshops; it’s a must visit if you are in the area.  She also sells her own beautiful hand screen printed items in the shop and you can not only get your own robot bag but an array of baby grows and more. Here is just a selection:


Laurel hard at work:


She’s only grumpy when the gramophone breaks down.  Don’t worry though, Dan fixed it.  I love this photo!