noun- a colour print made by an adaptation of the silk-screen process.

this is pretty much what my serigraphy process looks like, completely functional, but a little ghetto rigged!

i love screen printing, but find i don't have that much time to get really creative with it.  i only have so many hours in the day, and many of those hours are taken up by making purusha orders on etsy!  i'm not complaining, i couldn't be happier to be making a living off my passion; but i admit that making the same clothing with the same prints loses the novelty a bit after a dozen or so prints.

i keep it fresh by coming out with new screens and designs as often as i can (spring designs are on their way- woohoo!), and by looking at other screen printers work for inspiration. 

while at the wadsworth atheneum i discovered (among many other things as seen in the post below) a beautiful screen printer's designs in the museum gift shop.  the artist is nancy hamlin-vogler, and her company is called eastern sun printworks

i'd love to create more designs on paper someday- perhaps posters for yoga studios, or little signs for your meditation space.

these are some of my favorite designs by nancy:


"fleurs de lune"

"moon ridge"

"love the planet"

"mountain dawn"

"tiger leaping gorge"

i also long for, one day, a screen printing machine.  

oh yeah!!

i mean it is fun to print "the simple way" like i do, but there are only so many colors i can do (every color requires a different screen!), before the work becomes ridiculously tiresome.  i don't want to take the joy out from my serigraphy, so i try to keep my prints with only 1 or 2 colors.  i'm excited for the next steps in my purusha business venture- upgrading to more machines to make my life easier!

well i must go now, off to screen print orders! cheers to living the life you imagine!


  1. Very interesting hayles thanks for sharing!
    I wanna screen print with you next time I'm at your house! Looks like fun.
    The prints by nancey that you discovered at the wadsorth are awesome. I especially like Mist and Moon Ridge but all are beautiful.

    Keep on bloggin - Love reading!!




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