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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

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

A weekend with LinocutBoy

Thursday, May 25, 2017

This past weekend we had Nick Morley AKA LinocutBoy come to our studio to teach a weekend course in Multi Block Lino. Read more

Printing with the Xcut Xpress

Thursday, April 06, 2017

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Using Hawthorn Process Colours

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Multi Block Printing on Fabric with Easy Carve

Thursday, February 23, 2017

This project uses just one block of Easy Carve to create a two colour block print on fabric. This is an adaptable technique that will have you printing yardage in no time!
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Carve a Stamp Kit

Thursday, February 09, 2017

This is Maisie on work experience at Handprinted. Shirley and Holly have very kindly let me try out this Carve a Stamp Kit and write about my thoughts on it. The kit contains: An ink pad, carving tools (1 V shape fine tool and another V shape wider tool) and 5 blank stamps. Read more

Testing the Differences Between Lino Blocks

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Here at Handprinted we are always getting asked to explain the difference between all the lino relief blocks available. It can be very confusing knowing whether to choose traditional lino or try an alternative such as Softcut or Vinyl.  Read more

Rubber Stamping - Book Giveaway!

Thursday, December 08, 2016

We're in love with Stephen Fowler's new book: 'Rubber Stamping' and we're giving you the chance to get your hands on a copy with our giveaway!  Read more

Printing Wrapping Paper for Christmas!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Printing your own wrapping paper is an easy way to add a personal touch to presents. We know you're all really busy this time of year so we've got four quick ways of creating lovely wrapping papers. Why not get children involved too?  Read more