I am a painter and printmaker living in Norwich. My work is about journeys; those that I take and the journey that the artwork has been on in my studio. The textures, colours and structures of each environment dictate the development of my artwork which whilst predominately abstract are based on fleeting images, imagination and … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Sally Hirst"
Making your own stamps is so satisfying. You can build up your own collection of personalised stamps for all of your projects and what’s more personalised that a portrait! These adorable portrait stamps are perfect for your arts business, signing cards and letters, scrapbooks or just for fun! Create a collection of stamps of your … Continue reading "Creating a Portrait Stamp"
My name is Claudia Jones and I’m an artist from Kingston, Jamaica and I have been living and working in Petworth, West Sussex for the past thirteen years. How and where did you learn to print? I learnt print making about five years ago after attending courses with Will Dyke and Hugh Dunford Wood. Although I’m … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Claudia Jones"
Using an equilateral triangle stamp creates an easily repeatable pattern that builds quickly whilst breaking up the typical grid structure often found in repeat patterns. This project is quick, easy and versatile. It’s important to use an equilateral triangle so that the edges will match up perfectly each time – if the sides are not … Continue reading "Making a Triangular Stamped Repeat Pattern"
I am primarily a textile designer, artist, illustrator and maker. In my early career, in partnership with a friend I set up and ran Blooming Designs, which was then a successful textile design business selling prints to leading high street fashion chains both in the UK and internationally. Under the Blooming Designs name, I now … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Alison Butler"
This is a quick, no-sew method for turning an old t-shirt into a reusable tote bag. Use Handprinted Fabric Paints to create your own design. Take your bags shopping to carry loose fruits and veggies or to the beach with your suncream and towel! Start with a t-shirt – any will do. The fabric paints … Continue reading "Upcycle a T-Shirt into a Reusable Tote Bag using Fabric Paints"