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    Safeprint

    Safeprint
    We’ve just received some Safeprint – and it is fab (and quick!). I had a little go this afternoon with my friend’s daughter. It’s really easy to use. Simply draw your image using a sharp pencil or biro or press objects into it (the end of a ruler or an empty biro works well). Remember anything you … Continue reading "Safeprint"

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    Shibori

    Shibori
    Shibori is the Japanese term for creating a patterned cloth using tied/sewn/bound resists. It is what we would call tie dye! A few weeks ago I taught a couple of Shibori classes at Artworks Studio in Chichester. We tied, sewed and bound the fabrics one week and dyed the next. All of the pieces were dyed using … Continue reading "Shibori"

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    Soft Cut Lino Stamp

    Soft Cut Lino Stamp
    A basic guide to using the fabulous Soft Cut Discs. A downloadable pdf can be found here! Step 1 Draw around the disc. Draw the image you wish to print in a dark pencil inside the outline. The image will print in reverse. Step 2 Place the image face down onto the disc and then rub … Continue reading "Soft Cut Lino Stamp"

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    Basic Batik

    Basic Batik
    A simple guide to batik.  Step 1 Pin the fabric tightly to a frame using silk pins or drawing pins. Draw the design on lightly using a pencil. Step 2 Mix up a dye base using 1 litre warm water with 10 tbsp Urea and 1 tsp of Calgon. Mix 1/2 tsp Lemon Yellow Procion … Continue reading "Basic Batik"

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