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Learn new printing techniques for tea towels, and more, with our Printing in Sydney.

Self-confessed “Queen of the Tea Towel”, Ro Cook, will show you her tricks of the trade in this one-day screen printing workshop.
Did you know tea towels were once a prestigious item used only by the female head of the household to clean her finest china? Now we can make them useful pieces of art for everyone!

You will take home quality tea towels with unique printed designs and the knowledge to continue to print fabrics using hand-cut stencils.

During this course, the intention is that the following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given. Due to the variable nature of Adult Education classes, parts of the curriculum may be adapted to suit the needs of the class.

Course outcomes

By the end of the print your own tea towels course, you will be able to:

  • adapt your ideas for printing
  • cut screen ready stencils
  • prepare and use screen printing techniques
  • create placement prints
  • use multi-colour printing techniques

What will be covered in this print your own tea towels course?

  • Create original designs and adapt their designs for screen-printing
  • Have experienced screen-printing
  • Have printed a minimum of 2 tea towels

Who is this print your own tea towel course for?

Suitable for all levels of experience. Beginners welcome.## Materials provided

  • Printing inks and most equipment supplied.
  • 2 linen/cotton tea towels

What to bring

  • Old rags for drying hands and cleaning up
  • Protective clothing eg apron or smock
  • Plastic spatulas (kitchen variety)
  • A hairdryer
  • Please feel free to bring small cotton and/or linen items– washed and ironed – it may be possible to print extra items

Other Information

  • Please wear closed-in shoes.
  • All printing materials are water-based and non-toxic
  • Drawing, cutting and printing will require a level of dexterity


Rozelle Campus

Corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd, Rozelle (in the grounds of St. Joseph’s Church). If driving, no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Printing: Print Your Own Tea Towels

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Printing: Print Your Own Tea Towels

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