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Meet the Maker: Gemma Dunn

Thursday, February 14, 2019

I am a painter and printmaker from Salisbury, Wiltshire. I have a background in product design but my love of materials and traditional craftsmanship led me to pursue a career in fine art. I am happiest outdoors and when I’m not occupied with my two young children I can usually be found working on something in my studio or tending to our allotment. Read more

Heat Transfer Printing a Collage

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Transfer printing is a quick and playful printmaking method. The dyes require no fixative - only heat! They can be mixed up and left in a covered pot to use another day - they should keep indefinitely. Read more

Meet the Maker: Kiran Ravilious

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hello! My name is Kiran and I'm a pattern designer based in Leicester. Read more

How to Mix Pigment and Binder to Screen Print onto Fabric

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Making your own inks for screen printing onto fabric is an economical way to get a wide range of colours exactly to your specifications. The mixed inks will leave the fabric soft and washable. Here's how to mix them: Read more

Meet the Maker: Alexandra Buckle

Thursday, January 17, 2019

I’ve always been creative and I’ve dabbled in lots of techniques in the past. When I graduated from a Design: Crafts degree in 2004 I was making and selling silver jewellery and I also painted. Read more

Making a Fabric Printing Pad

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Having a fabric printing pad makes a huge difference when you're printing at home or in the studio. When screen printing or block printing onto fabrics, it helps to have slight padding underneath your printing surface to ensure you get an even print. You can also pin out fabric to the pad. We use these in the studio to print lengths of fabric, t-shirts and tote bags. They're also fantastic to use when printing with Thermofax Screens. They're really easy to make. Here's how: Read more

Meet the Maker 2018

Thursday, January 03, 2019

It's January and time to kick start our creative selves after the hustle and bustle of Christmas. We've had a brilliant year of Meet the Maker interviews in 2018. Scroll down for a chance to remind yourself of who we've talked to this year and take a look at the advice they offered.  Read more

Handprinted Studio 2018

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

We've had another brilliant year in the Handprinted Studio! We love seeing our customers get stuck into loads of different techniques both in our workshops and during our open access days. Read more

Stamped Christmas Bird DIY Decorations

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Homemade decorations can be the best (and cheapest!) way to decorate for Christmas. These little birdies would make lovely presents too. Get the kids involved with this easy project.  Read more

Meet the Maker: Angie Mitchell

Thursday, December 13, 2018

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