Lay out a single layer of mesh and, using your frame as a guide, cut out a square piece, allowing roughly 2″ of extra material on each side.
Mount the fabric in the hoop, as in Figure 5-3. Try to get it as taut as possible, and tighten the hoop as much as you can. Henceforward, the face of the screen is the surface that is flush with the hoop’s edge (and thus later, when you are ready to print, can be placed directly in contact with a T-shirt or piece of paper).
Figure 5-3. Frame and trimmed mesh
Prepare the image you are going to use for your prints; the Internet is replete with black-and-white clip art just waiting for you to resize and ...