Here’s an easy way to design a repeat pattern (without using a computer) and to block print it on to fabric.We used MasterCut for our block because it’s an easy to cut stamping material that prints beautifully. This could also easily work with Lino, SoftCut or other block printing and stamping materials. Draw around your … Continue reading "How to Design and Print a Straight Repeating Pattern"
We are giddily delighted to be featured in this month’s Making Magazine! On page 10-11 of April 2015’s Making Mag you’ll find our project for a spring floral screen printed apron. It was a lot of fun to make and looks fab in print. Our rose design was drawn specifically for Making Magazine’s Spring Floral … Continue reading "Screen Printed Apron for Making Magazine!"
We have been block printing using Speedy-Carve, Moo Carve blocks and Mastercut to test how each of them works. All three are carving blocks for making stamps and prints. We used: Speedball Speedy-Carve, Moo Carve block and Master Cut Lino cutter with five blades Pencil for drawing out designs Versa Craft ink pads Fabric or … Continue reading "Block Printing Using Speedy-Carve, Moo Carve and Master Cut"
Devoré is a fabric technique used on mixed fibre material where a paste is used to burn through cellulose fibres, leaving woven fabric behind in a pattern or design. We have used devoré to make a scarf from silk/viscose velvet: Measure out and draw the shape of your scarf down the centre of your freezer … Continue reading "How to Make a Devoré Scarf"
We are often asked for recommendations on books to get started on various methods of printmaking. Here is a round up of our favourites for anyone thinking about learning how to print at home. Fresh Prints by Cristine Leech. 25 projects to make at home. Suitable for complete beginners. Good pics and clear instructions. Mostly … Continue reading "Beginning Printmaking – Books we love"
It can be difficult to find the right inks for block printing onto fabric, especially if you haven’t got a few days to wait for it to dry. We have loved screen printing with Permaset Aqua Textile Inks, so we wanted to try block printing with them too! You will need: Permaset Aqua Textile Ink … Continue reading "Block Printing onto Fabric with Permaset Aqua and SpeedyCarve"