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. Pour 100ml of warm water into a pot. Sprinkle 1tsp transfer dye onto the water. Use colours straight … Continue reading "Heat Transfer Printing a Collage"
Hello! My name is Kiran and I’m a pattern designer based in Leicester. Describe your printmaking process. My designs start off as lino prints. I carve each design on Japanese vinyl and print them on fabric. How and where did you learn to print? I was born and raised in Singapore where I did my … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Kiran Ravilious"
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: Start with Fabric Screen Printing Binder. This is a colourless screen printing medium and will form the … Continue reading "How to Mix Pigment and Binder to Screen Print onto Fabric"
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. I happened across the reduction lino technique in 2010 and I’ve not really looked back. I’ve been a full-time professional … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Alexandra Buckle"
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 … Continue reading "Making a Fabric Printing Pad"
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. Kathy Hutton … Continue reading "Meet the Maker 2018"