I returned to the practice of screen printing in 2005, doing a refresher course in at Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor. This followed my discovery, in the excellent book by Richard Adams and Carol Robertson, that screen printing had developed, using safer materials and new processes. These developments allow greater flexibility in designing the print and promote a much more pleasant working environment. It was so different to when I worked at the Crescent Arts Centre in the mid eighties, designing and printing posters. Then it was a struggle with messy inks and solvents and a crude indirect stencil technology. The very simple setup at the Crescent limited what was achievable as an image and influenced the design, as a set of opaque positives creating very open stencils had to be used. It was frustrating and I would often go home from the workshop with a headache caused by the build up of solvent vapour in the space. Reading the warning notices on the solvents I was using then, was enough to discourage me from further use of screen printing in my work until now.