On a sweltering July Saturday, we joined Ashleigh Brady of The Side Garage to learn about the screen printing process from design conception to finished product.
With a background in design and screen printing, Ashleigh joined forces with Elena Leon to turn a side hustle into what is now The Side Garage, a burgeoning business dedicated to quality craftsmanship and collaboration through the art of screen printing. Ashleigh and Elena regularly bring both their printing knowledge and equipment to events around Des Moines to host live printings and workshops.
We were fortunate to see the inner workings (and enjoy some much-needed AC!) as Ashleigh took us on a tour from her basement where the screens are prepped, to her garage where we got to ink our own T-shirts and posters.