I fancy trying some screen printing but have stalled at the purchase of the screen stage. Some of my fellow Twelve by Twelve artists use thermofax screens but I gather this involves a fairly expensive machine and as I have no confidence I shall do this again past the initial experiments I am thinking more of the wooden frames and the Daler-Rowney System 3 products which Linda Kemshall demonstrates so well in issue three of the Threefold Journal CD. That is using acrylic paints with textile medium to pimprove the hand
But where to get the frame?
There does not seem to be much choice. Speedball brands are available in a few places and have 43T mesh described as 'especially suitable for textile printing with water based inks'. But I shall be using paint. Of course if I get on with my screen I might use inks later. Or I can find a much cheaper one on Ebay which has 53T mesh decribed as 'suitable for arts and crafts.' (Always a bit suspcious of cheap things on Ebay!)
I have no idea what the T stands for or what number I need in front of it. Can anyone help?