Smalltown Design recently purchased a Riley Hopkins screen press from Screenprinting.com.
From Steal Like An Artist - Austin Kleon (if you do not have it buy it!):
"If I'd waited to know who I was or what I was about before I started "being creative," well, I'd still be sitting around trying to figure myself out instead of making things. In my expereience, it's in the act of making things and doing our work that we figure out who we are. You're ready. Start making stuff".
We are taking the advice! There is also great inspiration in "getting your hands dirty" as part of the creative process - so we went ahead and invested in a screen press. Not to become a screen printer (we have really good venders for that), but to create one-offs and limited runs (up to 60 pieces) for unique projects. We also simply want to try out designs - see them come to life through a wearable medium.
We also found a vender for Made in the USA, organic apparel, delivery of initial order is tomorrow! More on that in an upcoming post.