Would you like to follow a different craft workshop? The atelier kleine-Lijn offers “zeefdrukken” (screenprinting) workshops and therefore the L of the AtoZ of Friesland with kids: atelier kleine-lijn. Even though I speak Dutch, I didn’t know what “zeefdrukken” meant, so I was really looking forward to follow this workshop and learn more about it.
When we arrived at the atelier, there was coffee and a delicious cake waiting for us (you can also book a high tea with the workshop). We met Nynke, the owner, and she explained us what we were about to do.
Our workshop was an introduction to screenprinting, so shorter than a regular one and that’s why we didn’t have the time to create a screen ourselves but Nynke showed us the process and some of the screens she had created. There’re screens in all kind of sizes and they are reusable.
The next step was to make a test print. It’s not difficult but you need to make sure you have enough paint and you distribute it equally. The good thing of this process is that you can reuse the remaining paint on the screen. So even if it seems you are using a great amount of paint, only a part of it will used in the fabrics.
Then it was time to create our own designs. In the atelier there’re different pieces of fabrics you can choose from for the screenprinting like aprons, towels or bags.
I chose a sheet for the crib and I used two different screens, one with “slaap kindje slaap” (sleep baby sleep) and another one with different designs for children. You can see the final result in the picture below. Looking at the result, I think this workshop could be a great option for a baby shower. There’re more baby/child products to choose from.
This workshop is for all ages, although for children between 8 and 12 years old there’s a special workshop. Beside the workshops, the atelier has also a shop where you can buy the already screenprinted fabrics.
The atelier kleine-Lijn is located in Blije, a little Frisian village in the North of The Netherlands.