When Laura Felicity Designs first came to me to tell me more about her hen party workshops, I didn’t really know what to think. Why would anyone want to do lino or screen printing for their hen party? What even is lino printing? Screen printing? I didn’t even know what they were to be honest. However ladies, having learned a whole lot more about the process as well as what you can do with these unique skills, they are quickly becoming a recommendation for a creative hen party in London and the surrounding areas.
Screen printing is essentially making your own personalised stencil which is then cut out, covered with a screen and ink ready to be stamped onto a fabric product. Lino printing is making personalised stamps for bunting or even rosettes to wear out that night. What I find really fun here is that you can pretty much do these on every fabric and make something that is actually useful. If the bride is a bit of a DIYer, she will definitely love these options.
Bunting – is the bride planning on wedding bunting? What better than to have her girlies contribute to the wedding day and help in creating the bunting?
Make-up bags – each of the girls gets to personalise their own makeup bag and take it home. What a lovely keepsake and moment of the hen party?!
Tote bags – use for your shopping, gym gear or beach bag. When people ask you about it you can smugly look at them and say “I made it myself”
Cushions – create a customised design that matches your living room or bedroom
Tea towels – a saving for christmas gifts. Happy Christmas Granny! Handmade with love by me.
Laura will include afternoon tea to add more hen party fun to the day plus you can also put a hen book together with notes to the bride to be. If you have a special request, more customised classes can be discussed with Laura .
We put our #nosyhenplanner quiz to Laura to find out more:
1. Your name and where you live.
Laura Milligan, living in Barnet, North London
2. Three words that describe you.
dedicated, socialable, determined
3. Your favourite tipple.
G&T and Prosecco (I can’t decide between the two!)
4. Your desert island must haves (3 items).
Mascara, music and company
5. Where is your business is based?
I have a home studio based in Barnet, which is a converted garage in the back of the garden. I do all my large screen printing for the wallpaper and homeware projects at the University of Hertfordshire, where I am also a Visiting Lecturer.
6. Describe your business in one sentence.
Laura Felicity Design is an independent business creating hand drawn and screen printed luxury wallpaper and homewares, as well as teaching printmaking skills through a variety of creative workshops.
7. Why hen parties should come to you?
I host fun and creative workshops which involve learning a new skill that you can take away with and carry on with in your own home… It’s that easy!
Plus it’s a chance to have a good old natter and getting to know your fellow Hen Party group-what more does a girl need! It’s a great afternoon for those looking for a creative twist on a traditional Hen Party event.
Plus I can provide cake and fizz! What’s not to love?
Contact Laura now here by email or phone +44 (0) 7835 200005
Read more about her workshops here