Bobbin & Ink is a sewing and screen printing workshop at 28 King St, Newtown, NSW, 2042.
What Do We Do?
We are a supervised working and learning space. We have sewing machines and an over-locker alongside a t-shirt printing carousel, poster printing vacuum bench, and a large tea-towel and placement screen printing area, which can all be used on an hourly rental basis on-site. We offer creative people, from beginners’ level to advanced, a place to work and learn with professional supervision.
The front of our shop space is a store, featuring printed and sewn items for sale from local producers. Here you’ll find clothes, homewares, cards, accessories, toys and more for sale. The artists selling their stock through the shop pay us a weekly shelf rental fee and then receive all the profits from their sales.
What Can You Do at Bobbin and Ink?
If you’ve ever been interested in learning to sew using a sewing machine or to screen print to a professional standard, then this is the place for you!
If you don’t know where to start, come and join one of our many sewing classes for absolute beginners right through to advanced sewing. If you already have the skills but need the space, come in and rent out one of our sewing machines or get some one-on-one help with your projects. Think of it as a supervised internet cafe, for sewing.
Or if you’re more interested in graphics, why not take up screen printing! Learn simple and effective techniques to print onto almost anything. You can also join our Print Club @ Bobbin and Ink which makes regular printing using our space affordable, eco-friendly and accessible.
Who Runs Bobbin and Ink?
Sisters, Laura and Juliet Walsh, set up Bobbin and Ink in March 2013. All our classes are structured with simplicity in mind and you can rest assured you’ll be taught by someone who knows what they’re talking about.
Laura is a practising screen printer with 4 years industry experience. She completed the apprenticeship course in Screen Printing and Graphic Arts and is a former yardage and textile printer from Arcade Screen Printing/ Screenhaus Yardage in St Peters. She is also a screen stretcher at JW Agencies and part time Marketing Co-Ordinator for the SGIAA (Specialty Graphic Imaging Association of Australia). A year ago she set up Arcade Print Club with the support of Steve Woods and Carol Jones of Arcade Screen Printing, and is current printer and co-director of Badger Lane. She has been teaching screen printing introduction classes since 2011.
Juliet is a trained pattern maker and seamstress from Ultimo College of Tafe. She is the Co-Director, practising pattern maker and clothing designer for Badger Lane. She has been working in haberdashery and textile sales for 5 years, which has included advising on fabric selection and demonstrating and using a wide variety of sewing machines/ over lockers. Coming from two generations of industrial sewing machinists, Juliet has access to a wealth of production knowledge she is keen to share in her classes.
Who features in the Bobbin and Ink Shop?
If you’re a local Australian designer why not also ask us about renting shelf space in our store to sell your products?
If it’s sewn or screen printed, we’re interested in it. We favour the work of small time producers, particularly those who use our Sewing Machine Rental Facilities or are members of Print Club @ Bobbin and Ink.
For more info, pop by our shop to chat or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for stopping by our site!
Laura and Juliet Walsh