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Printing with Safeprint onto Paper and Fabric

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Safeprint is a thin piece of polystyrene block that is a quick and easy way of making a relief print. You don't need lino tools to carve it, just a pencil! For this reason, it's brilliant to use with children and in schools. If you haven't tried it before, give it a go - it's so quick! Read more

Block Printing a Two Colour Repeat Pattern

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

We've already shown you how to design and print a straight repeating pattern and a half drop repeating pattern and we've got an update: How to design and print a repeating pattern in two colours! This is an easy method that doesn't require a computer at all so grab your pencil case and have a go: Read more

Studio 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Here is a selection of work created in our studio throughout 2015. Have a look at our courses if you fancy joining us in 2016. Happy New Year! Read more

Day out to Caligo with Ian Phillips

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Earlier this week I went on a day trip to Cranfield Colours the manufacturers of the lovely Caligo Safe Wash Ink. They are working on a new product and had asked Ian Phillips along for his input and I asked if I could tag along. Ian is a relief printmaker whose work can be seen here.  Read more

Easy Christmas Cards Six Ways

Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Japanese Woodblock Course with Laura Boswell

Thursday, November 05, 2015

I was lucky enough to attend a Japanese Woodblock Course with Laura Boswell a couple of weekends ago. She is an amazing tutor who I hope will teach a weekend course for us in the near future. Laura's work can be seen on her site here or if you are in the Bedforshire area she is exhibition at the Golden Hare Gallery for the whole of November '15 - definitely worth a visit if you can make it.   Read more

Block Printed Chair

Monday, September 21, 2015

If you’re a lover of relief printing (or would like to be) but squeezing little prints through a press isn’t your thing, here’s an idea for block printing that’s a little different:

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Colour Blending with Versacraft and Mastercut

Thursday, September 03, 2015

There is so much that you can do with Versacraft Ink Pads. You can use them to print on paper, shrink plastic, polymer clay, wood, porcelain, leather and fabric. Our latest project for these versatile ink pads is colour blending. Here’s how we used Mastercut andVersacraft to make a printed tea towelRead more

Block Printed Tote Bag for Making Magazine

Monday, June 22, 2015

We have another feature in this month’s Making Magazine! You can find it on pages 9 – 11 of the July 2015 issue. Read more

How to Design and Print a Half Drop Repeating Pattern

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Following our last post 'How to Design and Print a Straight Repeating Pattern', here's the next step: how to create a half drop repeating pattern! Read more

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