With a passion for print and design, Spins & Needles offers beginner workshops and professional small-series printing services in the Ottawa-Gatineau region and beyond. We also offer poster design services, silkscreening supplies and materials, and exhibition opportunities through our series Prints & Inks.
SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOPS
Our popular Silkscreening 101 Workshop teaches participants at all creative levels the basics for how to start silkscreening at home or in a studio. Workshops are one day and last about 5 hours.
Alumni have created handmade gifts, printed merchandise for their own independent businesses or groups, gone on to start their own businesses based on silkscreened products, have their work featured in art shows, or silkscreen for fun.
Price: $140 + HST = $158.20. Includes a start-up kit (your own screen, squeegee, instruction booklet + Spins & Needles tote bag) to take home
Offered: Monthly (from September to December and February to June)
Location: Jack Purcell Community Centre (Elgin and Gilmour Streets, Ottawa)
Click below for the next available workshop. Payment must be made in advance of the workshop and is non-refundable (please read our terms of service).
SILKSCREENING 101 - RETREATS, SCHOOLS AND PARTIES
Want a more personalized silkscreening experience? Spins & Needles hosts private workshops to small groups, including for staff team-building exercises or retreats, weddings, event or parties, or schools and classrooms at your venue of choice. Get in touch with us and we can develop a workshop based on what you’d like to learn. We provide instruction and all the materials necessary as in the open workshops.
Interested in having us host a workshop outside Ottawa? Contact us
|Want to see the silkscreening workshop in action? Check out the Spins & Needles Silkscreening 101 Flickr set, read about it in the May 2008 Ottawa Citizen article or view an overview of the entire workshop in photos.|
If you’re looking for a unique gift for that person who has everything, or a past participant eager to get your friends and family in on it, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 workshop.
We’ll send you a shiny, happy gift certificate via e-mail that the recipient can redeem at any of our future workshops. (Please note that the same terms of service apply).
SILKSCREENING MATERIALS AND SERVICES PRICES
Need more screens or materials to get started on that silkscreening project you’ve been thinking about? Spins & Needles can now happily provide these for you with a quick turnaround time (3-5 days) so you can get printing right away!
Materials and services are for image areas that measure 8”x 10”, ideal for printing on t-shirts and smaller canvases and posters.
Send us an image and we will create a new screen ready for you to print. Or pick up a new blank screen to make sure you’re ready for when inspiration strikes (like in the middle of the night!) We also can provide silkscreening mesh (156 count) for you to repurpose your screens.
(click for the PDF price list)
Image Size = 8” x 10”
Screen Size = 12” x 14”
|Complete pre-made new screen with image burn||$70|
|Pre-made new screen (no image)||$30|
|Image burned onto screen||$30|
|Film (image printed onto transparency)||$10|
|Replacement silkscreen mesh (156/160 count) (per yard)||$30|
WE PRINT AND DESIGN FOR YOU
We love printing your work, working with you on custom projects, or designing something original for you. Each project is custom priced, depending on your specific needs.
Interested in having us print for you? Visit our Print + Design Services page.