“I wish I had invented blue jeans.
They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity
– all I hope for my clothes.”‘

Yves Saint Laurent, Designer, Icon

Donna Sgro

Seeger By Design

Chronicles Of Never

Penny Farthing Design House

Welcome to Screenhaus, we are hand screenprinters of textiles & designer yardage fabrics



Once a year we teach a class on yardage.

This year we are doing one intensive weekend with an info + Design night before the weekend so we know that everyone is on track with design, guidelines and historical references ready to truly learn the process and print.

The class works on the theory of teaching yardage that can be replicated at home if you so wish or to better understand the process working with other producers although we really love the idea and business style designers that want to make something from their own products and brand.

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The class runs through our Print Edition Brand as do our Start-Up Print Classes which is a very highly recommended one day class as an intro to the yardage weekend.

6 places only –


Screenhaus is a cross cultural printer working in Fashion and Interior Furnishings but specialising in textiles. We are one of a handfull of hand printers left in Australia that actively print yardage but are capable of expanding beyond this sphere with other print partners that specialise in other substrates to encompass larger projects.

An overview – We handprint continuous pattern yardage (meterage) from (Minimum 20 – 40metres to 1000 metres for fashion, furnishings and costuming and oversize placements on cut panels.

We are environmentally and professionally focused and use 100% Permaset waterbased inks. We derive our authenticity by our use of an age old hand printing system in an arena that has remained largely unchanged for 100 years.

Quality driven – we work with many designers for catwalks and design houses around Australia and sometimes the world.

We are also known for our use of large format and cross textile printing on textiles for corporate customers for specific indoor applications where the environment is considered paramount.

* If you are printing with us for the first time – please look at our print specs and be aware we’ll need your art in our templates – see the link below –


See previous newsletters below these photographs.


Shots by Ben McCloghry – http://benmccloghry.com

Red ‘Grevillia’ Print by ‘4 Leaf Clover’

Art is history

Design is timeless

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Our newsletter ‘Screenhaus ACCESS’ is a 10 minute – approximately bi-monthly newsletter designed to help give access to Screenhaus and give you a quick spin around the fashion and textile world as Screenhaus is experiencing it and a light commentary on how the industry is moving.

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Screenhaus ACCESS Newsletter FEATURE STORIES –

Access 1 – Chic Aboriginal Art – mainstream

Our feature story for this edition is working with people developing both fashion and furnishings from Aboriginal art.This is a piece written by Sophie Seeger from The Seeger Gallery about the work of Chris (Wirriimbi-Oak) Edwards and the new collection of ultra – cool modern home furnishings.

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Access 2 – Online Boutiques/ centres of influence and The Grand Social

A candid interview with Nick Gower – the creator of ‘The Grand Social’ the online fashion/ culture internet environment and trail blazer of Australian Gen Y (and just maybe the world) fashion interactive access culture.

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Access 3 – Donna Sgro, ‘Octopus’s Garden’ and the Shinmai Creators Project

Donna Sgro, Sydney fashion designer – has recently ventured into Japan with the Shinmai Creators Project. One of 5 designers choosen worldwide she has just completed her collection and featured at Japan Fashion Week – Her collection will be on the 1st floor podium at Isetan Department Store in Tokyo from 10th June. Here – we ask Donna some questions about the ride so far.

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Access 4 – Fashioning Now – changing the way we make and use clothes

We recently had the good fortune to be invited by Alison Gwilt to be part of her exhibition piece as part of the Fashioning Now Exhibition. A huge event with 10 different exhibitors and a symposium with some incredible and inspiring speakers.

Fashioning Now is an ongoing web based research project – highlights include a symposium with various speakers including Kate Fletcher author of the new book ‘Sustainable Fashion and Textiles’.

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Access 4 – Interwoven Exhibition – Design Institute of Australia

In what seemed almost like a social event for designers to see each others work – a recent Textiles Exhibition called ‘Interwoven’ held at the GAFFA Gallery in Surry Hills highlighted the work of established and emerging textile and fashion designers of the Design Institute of Australia.
The collection of work explored both traditional methods and innovative techniques demonstrating contemporary innovation in Australian design.

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Access 4 – Summer Rayne Oaks interview with Screenhaus

Summer Rayne was recently in Australia talking at ‘Greenfest 09’ in Brisbane and promoting her new book ‘Style Naturally’ the savvy shopping guide to sustainable fashion and beauty’ … and while she was in Sydney on the way through – stopped and interviewed us about ethical / green fabric printing (Stephen Woods (Screenhaus) and David Stuart (Permaset) …. very much into everything sustainable she is fast making her mark.

click here to see the interview – http://vimeo.com/5030298

You can get details of her book and other activities she is involved with – usually changing the world – at – www.summerrayne.net

Access 5 – Rouse Phillips Textile Designers

Rouse Phillips Print Studio is the textile design company of Tim Rouse and Anastasia Phillips.

Two people from very different design disciplines – Tim, Painting and Graphic Design; and Anastasia, screen-printing and fashion. The two combine their backgrounds to create playful and artistically driven designs for fashion and upholstery fabrics. Their original designs can be used in both the screen and digital print process.

Tim studied Visual Communications at the University Technology Sydney, graduating in 2003 before meeting Anastasia in 2007. He has worked since 1999 in creative environments such as graphic design, animation and painting – in which has had a number of exhibitions and private commissions.

Click here to get the full story and a few images of their design style …..
– http://www.screenhaus.com.au/access/access5_feature1_rousephilips.html

Screenhaus Bios – coming soon ….

Stephen Woods

Screenhaus is owned and operated by Designer / Printer Stephen Woods.

Stephen has a Swinburne BA in Visual Communications from Billy Blue School of Graphic Design and has an active interest in both education, design / handprinting in Sydney and Australia. A member of the DIA ‘Design Institute of Australia’ and AGDA The Australian Graphic Design Association’ and has involvment in several textile events and educational institutions.
Driven by great design, skills development and the physical production processes – Stephen is involved in projects from development of art pieces for Screen Print, fabric collections, Aboriginal Prints, translation of Designer artwork for Print in all fields, Environmental Design and Screenprint development solutions ( primarily in relation to waterbased inks onto fabrics and textiles) in fashion, furnishing, costuming and film applications.

Recent exhibitions – a contributor to Alison Gwilts’ piece on Embroidery for the ‘Fashioning Now’ Exhibition held at the UTS and 5 pieces for ‘Interwoven’ Exhibition at Gaffa Gallery Sydney where we exhibited prints of one original character Illustration, one retro photographic treatment, a 4 colour process portrait and 3 pieces by other artists Bronwyn Bancroft, Bruce Goold and Ian Bettinson.

Although we still debate whether or not this is appropriate here – Stephen has designed graphics and spaces for retail outlets and as a highlight designed all corporate ID & 62m of continous graphic for Slimes Surf Store winning the Lend Lease Best New Store 2004 for Erina Fair. Branching into Production Design and studying multiple short courses at AFTRS, Sydney University and NIDA, culminating recently as Production Designer on ‘Astra’ winning & ‘Logie’ and ‘AFI’ nominated Documentary ‘Beyond Kokoda’ with SGSS Productions among other projects.