I am a printmaker based in Bude in North Cornwall. I make print editions centred round themes of food, still life imagery and the domestic everyday. Describe your printmaking process. At the moment I am working mainly in linocut but I also use alternative ways to reproduce my images by making adaptations to the traditional … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Helen Murgatroyd"
We are happily now stocking Hawthorn Stay Open Inks. These are oil based inks that work beautifully for relief printing. We have a fantastic range of colours including the process range. Process colours are inks specially formulated to create a full spectrum of colours when mixed. There is a Process Yellow, Process Cyan (Blue) and … Continue reading "Using Hawthorn Process Colours"
Even if you have never heard of Swifty you will probably have seen or even owned a piece of his artwork. In the late 80s he was plucked straight from art school in Manchester by Neville Brody to work on The Face – the most influential magazine for music and graphic design. He has worked … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Ian ‘SWIFTY’ Swift"
I have been longing to get my sewing machine out since I saw the gorgeous selection of patterns and fabrics that The Draper’s Daughter have on their website. They stock some beautiful linens and denims that are perfect for printing to make your garments a complete one off. I chose to start with Top … Continue reading "Thermofax printed garments"
Hello! My name is Miesje Chafer and I am textile designer, screen printer and maker. I live down in Southsea and work at The Sorting Office studio in Eastleigh, Hampshire. I have an unquenchable thirst for fabric, pattern and colour and love nothing more than knocking up a prototype that’s been niggling away at the … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Miesje Chafer"