There are several waxes that can be used for making batiks, all of which will produce slightly different results. Standard Batik Wax is a blend of beeswax and paraffin wax but soya wax makes a good alternative. Soya wax is more sustainable, plant based, natural and petroleum free wax. Our soya wax comes from renewable … Continue reading "Soya Wax Batik"
My name is Amanda Colville. I’m a printmaker and artist from Kings Lynn in Norfolk. Describe your printmaking process. I mainly use linocut as a medium. However I also dabble in monoprint occasionally. How and where did you learn to print? I’ve always appreciated print and illustration, so decided to take a printmaking evening course … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Amanda Colville of Mangle Prints"
We’re very pleased to have a brand new roller available for block printing onto fabric! We love using screen printing inks to block print onto fabric as it creates fast-drying washable prints. Screen printing inks are too slippery for standard rollers so up until now we’ve liked using Sponge Rollers to print our fabrics. Sponge … Continue reading "Block Printing onto Fabric with New Textile Rollers!"
Hello! My name’s Mariko and I’m an illustrator and printmaker. I grew up in Hong Kong, went to school in London, travelled around for a bit, and have just moved from California to Tokyo, although I do still travel all the time. I work on commercial illustration commissions such as cookbooks, window displays and packaging, … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Mariko"