Blue Pits Housing / Bee-ing Well Project

We have been working with the members of the Bee-ing Well group to help them to design and screen print their own range of garments and gift items which feature limited edition prints and a new logo identity. Using collage, drawing and screen printing, the group have explored the use of text, symbolism and positivity within their work.

They have produced a range of quality retail items which will go on sale locally and all money raised from the sale of the items will go directly back to the group, therefore enabling them to become self-sustainable and to continue to fund their own projects and activities.

Bee-ing Well with Blue Pits is the new name for the collaborative activities hub from Newbarn Ltd and Bluepits Housing Action Service. This weekly group is open to clients from all similar services and it offers a range of activities that promote holistic well-being.

Newbarn Ltd is a provider of bespoke social housing and supported living options, within the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale areas. They provide creative support solutions for people with complex mental health conditions and learning disabilities, including those with a dual diagnosis.  Blue Pits Housing Action is a registered charity and registered provider of social housing. Through a preventative and enabling agenda, provide single tenancies, delivering individual support with all aspects of daily living for people with long term mental health conditions.


“Sally and her team of dedicated and engaging staff from One69A delivered a ‘Bee-ing Well’ themed screen printing project over the late Summer to our group of adults, many of whom experience mental illness and learning disabilities.  Some of our group had never drawn or painted in their lives, but Sally and her team’s warm and emphatic way of working, unlocked people’s creative imagination and self-belief, and within a short time, all were happily and confidently discussing and designing their personal affirmations.  The results were amazing, being both inspirational and humbling.”

Lynn Collins, Service Manager of Newbarn Ltd and Blue Pits Housing Action



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Lee Scratch Perry + Horace Andy T-shirts

We got asked by our good friend Toby from New Analog to print some official Lee Scratch Perry and Horace Andy t-shirts of his designs.  As massive fans of both artists this was an honour and privilege to do.  As you can see below the designs are top notch and the printing came out pretty damn good too.  These are available to buy from their official online stores.

Check out more of New Analogs design and poster work too.  He is a master of illustration!


IGNITE / Castle Grove Infants School

I spent 2 days with year 2 of Castle Grove to make screen printed tshirts and printed fabric which will be made into wrist and arm adornments, all of which will be worn in the Brazilian carnival style parade that the school are taking part in this summer.

Our creations will took inspiration from exotic birds feathers, which will also reference the spectacular costumes of the rio carnival. Year 2 were given yellow and green as their colours.

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New Year / New Courses!

We had a great course this Autumn with some students hopefully set to return in the new year.  As always, we have had a really diverse range of work produced and the sessions really did fly by.

We are taking bookings now for the next courses starting in January and april so dust off the wintery blues and get your creative self out there!

We also offer vouchers for this course and the Print Your Own Tshirts Workshops at Islington Mill which make super christmas surprises – please get in touch if you would like to purchase.

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Sounds From The Other City Merch

Sounds From The Other City is coming very soon. Based around Islington Mill and the pubs of Salford, it is a one day extravaganza with some amazing bands and live acts. As the screen printers based at Islington Mill we printed the merchandise for this years festival including some new super sticker packs. All the artwork is by David Bailey and the merch is available on the day and online
Check it out and get some buying on.


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