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Drawing Fluid and Filler Screen Printed Christmas Cards

Thursday, December 06, 2018

This is a really fun way of making a big batch of Christmas cards. Making a screen with drawing fluid and filler maintains a hand-drawn look whilst giving a flat professional finish that's the same on every card. Here's how: Read more

Meet the Maker: Rob Luckins

Thursday, November 29, 2018

My name is Rob Luckins I’m a printmaker and commercial photographer. I make screen prints, letterpress and linocuts under the name Triffid. My inspiration comes from 1950’s television shows and packaging. I love old tin toys, model kits and the 1950’s view of what the future would look like. Read more

Christmas Makers' Market 2018: Meet the Makers!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Our Christmas Makers' Market is just around the corner! We have an amazing selection of makers selling a variety of handmade goods including prints, paintings, glass, homewares, jewellery, cards and pottery. This is the perfect opportunity to shop local and support independent makers this Christmas. Read more

Meet the Maker: Katie Edwards

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Hi, I'm Katie Edwards and I'm a freelance illustrator and screen printer, I produce conceptual illustrations for a wide range of international clients from editorial to advertising. I also sell screen prints online, in galleries and at art shows. Read more

Relief Printing Rollers: A Comprehensive Guide

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Choosing the right roller for your relief printing can get confusing. Different uses, budgets, sizes and preferences can dictate which roller is best for you. We've put together a guide to lino rollers to help you choose the best roller for you. Read more

Meet the Maker: Turid Monteith

Thursday, November 01, 2018

I'm Turid, I live in West Sussex. I'm a mum of three teenagers and owner of two cats and a nutty spaniel called Peggy. I was a teacher then children’s counsellor, but gave that up a few years ago, and took the plunge with setting up a small business. Now I’m lucky enough to balance family life, and a part-time job, with working from home drawing, designing and printing fabric, and hand making linen products. Read more

Which Carbon Paper Should I Use?

Thursday, October 25, 2018

When transferring designs to a block, there are several factors to consider: can the design be seen on the block? Will it wash off? Will the design be transferred to the print? In this project, we test two different carbon papers on six different relief blocks. We test them with three types of ink: waterbased, water washable and oil based to see which combinations work the best.  Read more

Meet the Maker: Paperwilds

Thursday, October 18, 2018

My name is Freya Scott and I am a book binder, photographer and marbler. I work mostly out of a studio in London, but I also work across the country teaching, especially in the West Country where I am an instructor with Bound by Veterans, a charity that helps sick and injured veterans to gain valuable skills and qualifications as well as experience the therapeutic effect of craft. Read more

Ironing the Wax out of a Batik

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Making a batik is the satisfying process of layering wax and dye to create bold, intricate designs. The more layers of dye and wax that are added, the thicker and stiffer the fabric will become. At the end of this process, you're left with a hard, milky-looking piece of cloth. Here's how to iron the wax out of your batik to get the vibrancy back into your designs!  Read more

Meet the Maker: Ian Mowforth

Thursday, October 04, 2018

I am a painter and printmaker. I have experimented with pretty much every type of material and process over the years. I always return to painting and printing though. Read more