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"
We’ve been having a lot of interest in Gelli Plates recently so thought it was about time we posted a few of our own Gelli Plate experiments for you to have a look at. If you haven’t already heard of Gelli Plates, they’re reusable, durable printing plates that allow you to mono-print without a press. … Continue reading "Gelli Plates"
As Halloween fast approaches, it’s time to get those costumes ready. We think it’s a perfect opportunity to try out Speedball Night Glo fabric ink! Print glow in the dark Halloween messages, pictures, or even your kids’ spooky drawings onto their own costume. That will keep ’em busy this half term. We’ve chosen to print … Continue reading "Screen Printing with Speedball Night Glo for Halloween"
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"
I don’t know about you, but thanks to years of being in school followed by forever being surrounded by children and teachers, Autumn will always signal the beginning of my year and a time to learn something new. This year’s September-knowledge-thirst led me to a weekend-long batik course run by Noel Dyrenforth in Hove. The … Continue reading "Batik Course with Noel Dyrenforth"
We thought it was about time to write a blog showing you how to make this funky rainbow spiral tie dye T-shirt. They come out slightly different every time so once you’ve made one, you’ll want to make one hundred. It’s that addictive. Here’s how: You will need: White cotton T-Shirt Large bowl or bucket … Continue reading "How to Make a Rainbow Tie Dye T-Shirt"