What better way to have ended this year than with the World's Longest Screenprint!!! This was a world record attempt by Megalo for their 35th Birthday Celebration. It took place at 11.15am on Saturday 12th December in the Fitters Workshop at Kingston, but staff have been planning the event for months. In order to produce the world's longest screen print, a silkscreen frame and stencil had to be made the entire length of the Fitter's Workshop - yes! that's 35 metres!!! Teams of volunteers started at 7am in the morning to help move everything from Megalo into the Fitter's Workshop for the day.
|Here you can see the sides of the frame on the floor with the hand-cut stencil lying |
on top of the fabric beneath it. The stencil took the staff weeks of bonding over
sharp scalpels and craft knives.
|Jemima and Megan roll out the mesh in preparation for attaching it to the screen frame.|
|The mesh is stapled to the sides of the frame and temporary supports locked in place.|
|Here is the finished print - all 35 metres of it!|
|And here you have it !|
HAPPY A VERY HAPPY, SAFE AND CREATIVE FESTIVE SEASON
SEE YOU IN 2016!!