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Meet the Maker: John Coe from Pressing Matters Magazine

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hello, I am John Coe, founder, publisher and designer of Pressing Matters magazine - a new printmaking publication that takes a look at the people, process and passion behind the art form. I approach the curation of the magazine from a ‘creatively curious’ standpoint and find myself getting arm deep trying out new printmaking techniques and meeting makers to chat about their work. I created a new kind of magazine as, although I have plenty of books about the subject, I felt that the magazine area of the printmaking world was limited, so decided to do my own! Read more

Printing a solid lino block with a baren

Friday, July 21, 2017

One of the hardest things to do when printing a relief block (lino, vinyl or wood) is to print solid blocks of colour.  Read more

Screen Printing on to Fabric Workshop

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Hello, My name is Hayley and for the past week I have been at Handprinted for work experience. I have loved every minute of it especially when I took part in the screen printing work shop onto fabric. It was my first time screen printing and I cannot wait to do it again. We began the workshop with screen printing using a paper stencil where the lovely Shirley did a tutorial on preparation and stencil cutting. Read more

Mokuhanga in Tokyo!

Thursday, July 06, 2017

I (Shirley) have been on a trip to Tokyo to attend a five day Mokuhanga course (Japanese Woodblock) and to meet with a few of our suppliers. I have never been anywhere like Tokyo before so it was an experience on lots of different levels. I have been lucky enough to attend a couple of Laura Boswell's courses (her courses with us are full for 2017 but her 2018 courses will be on the website soon!)  Read more