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Meet the Maker: James Green

Thursday, February 28, 2019

My name is James Green and I'm an artist and printmaker based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. I specialise in linocut and screen-print and have been working in these mediums for around sixteen years. Nine years ago I decided to give up my 'proper' job to concentrate on doing this full-time. My subjects range from landscapes to UK wildlife to surreal donkey compositions and larger abstract works. Read more

Aluminium Foil Tape Printing

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Aluminium Foil Tape is a fantastic material to add to your printmaking kit. Use it to make speedy collagraph plates to print through an etching press. Take a look at The Curious Printmaker for some beautiful examples of how this tape can be used. We've used foil tape in two different ways to create prints. Read on to see how: Read more

Meet the Maker: Gemma Dunn

Thursday, February 14, 2019

I am a painter and printmaker from Salisbury, Wiltshire. I have a background in product design but my love of materials and traditional craftsmanship led me to pursue a career in fine art. I am happiest outdoors and when I’m not occupied with my two young children I can usually be found working on something in my studio or tending to our allotment. Read more

Heat Transfer Printing a Collage

Thursday, February 07, 2019

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. Read more

Meet the Maker: Kiran Ravilious

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hello! My name is Kiran and I'm a pattern designer based in Leicester. Read more

How to Mix Pigment and Binder to Screen Print onto Fabric

Thursday, January 24, 2019

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: Read more

Meet the Maker: Alexandra Buckle

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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. Read more

Making a Fabric Printing Pad

Thursday, January 10, 2019

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 in the studio to print lengths of fabric, t-shirts and tote bags. They're also fantastic to use when printing with Thermofax Screens. They're really easy to make. Here's how: Read more

Meet the Maker 2018

Thursday, January 03, 2019

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.  Read more

Handprinted Studio 2018

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

We've had another brilliant year in the Handprinted Studio! We love seeing our customers get stuck into loads of different techniques both in our workshops and during our open access days. Read more

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