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  • Printed Shrink Plastic Keyring
    There is something really compelling about miniature objects. A miniature print sounds just too good to be true. Don't worry about carving tiny detail - this project will shrink it down for you! Start with a sheet of Shrink Art Plastic - we're using white. Cut out your desired shape with scissors or using a tag punch cutter like this one. Remember that your final piece will be about s...
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  • Meet the Maker: Hester Cox
    Meet Hester Cox and book on to Hester's Collagraph Workshop coming up at Handprinted in June! Hello! I’m full time printmaker specialising in collagraph although I do experiment with monotype, photo-polymer and relief print when the mood takes me! I live in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park and I’m also a keen fell runner. Much of my inspiration comes from the landscape and wildli...
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  • Reduction Linocut Workshop with Ian Phillips
      We were thrilled to have Ian Phillips back to teach another two Reduction Linocut Workshops this week. Over each two day course, each participant created an edition of prints using the reduction lino method. Here are some images from both workshops showing what they got up to and their final results. Ian's next Reduction Linocut Workshop is in March next year - book your place now as spac...
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  • Meet the Maker: John Coe from Pressing Matters Magazine
    Hello, I am John Coe, founder, publisher and designer of Pressing Matters magazine - a new printmaking publication that takes a look at the people, process and passion behind the art form. I approach the curation of the magazine from a ‘creatively curious’ standpoint and find myself getting arm deep trying out new printmaking techniques and meeting makers to chat about their work. I create...
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  • Printing a solid lino block with a baren
    One of the hardest things to do when printing a relief block (lino, vinyl or wood) is to print solid blocks of colour.  There are quite a few choices to make and if you get these right then your printing will be much easier.  Ink - an oil based ink will print better than a waterbased one. It will stay open for longer on the slab which will allow you to print over a longer period Paper - p...
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  • Screen Printing on to Fabric Workshop
    Hello, My name is Hayley and for the past week I have been at Handprinted for work experience. I have loved every minute of it especially when I took part in the screen printing work shop onto fabric. It was my first time screen printing and I cannot wait to do it again. We began the workshop with screen printing using a paper stencil where the lovely Shirley did a tutorial on preparation ...
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  • Mokuhanga in Tokyo!
    I (Shirley) have been on a trip to Tokyo to attend a five day Mokuhanga course (Japanese Woodblock) and to meet with a few of our suppliers. I have never been anywhere like Tokyo before so it was an experience on lots of different levels. I have been lucky enough to attend a couple of Laura Boswell's courses (her courses with us are full for 2017 but her 2018 courses will be on the website soo...
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  • Creating Layered Fabric Designs using Batik
    Batik can be a really fiddly process that may seem a little scary to try at first - but it doesn't have to be! In this project we have layered wax and dyes to create a wonderfully abstract fabric design that can be used for embroidery, quilting, lampshades, clothing or just a piece of artwork in its own right. It's so much fun to play around with batik in this way and to surrender to bei...
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  • Meet the Maker: Jenny Sibthorp
    Hello! My name is Jenny Sibthorp and I’m a textile designer based in the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. I work predominantly with screen printed linen and leather, although some of my designs are now reproduced onto stationery and culinary ware too.   Describe your printmaking process.   Screen printing. All of my designs start off hand drawn and the repeat and design is tw...
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  • Meet the Maker: Lennie & Co
    Lennie & Co create unisex clothing for kids, that feature playful prints that capture the fun of being little. Created by graphic designer and mother, Amy Walker, Lennie & Co. is a collection of stylish kidswear that works hard and plays harder.  Describe your printmaking process. In the early days I block printed personlised t-shirts letter by letter but once business grew I couldn't ...
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  • Printing Tea Towels for WaterAid
    Our Handprinted Tea Towel Exchange for WaterAid is in full swing! Yesterday we opened the studio to anyone wanting to print their three tea towels and we got some lovely results. Tea towels aren't due in to us until the end of June so there's still time to take part. We'd love to raise lots of money for WaterAid so we would like to get as many people as we can to take part and donate! An...
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  • Printing labels with Thermofax
    We have just launched our Ready Made Thermofaxes in a smaller size. The designs are the same as the Medium Ready Mades - just smaller (most images are about 6cm square). Thermofaxes are like a light weight screen and are great for printing your own textiles or papers. If you don't know what a Thermofax is hop over to our earlier blog here.  We get lots of enquiries from customer's wantin...
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  • A weekend with LinocutBoy
    This past weekend we had Nick Morley AKA LinocutBoy come to our studio to teach a weekend course in Multi Block Lino. On the Friday evening he came and gave an illustrated talk and demonstration. Nick is softly spoken but his dry sense of humour was obvious in both his talk and his prints. We were very lucky that at the end of the evening he printed some Tea Towels for our WaterAid prin...
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  • Meet the Maker: Laura Danby
    Hello! My name is Laura Danby and I am an illustrator / designer / print maker and creator from sunny Brighton! Inspired by simple iconic Scandi folk artwork and retro styling from the 50s, I love taking a form and simplifying it into a bold design which can be printed, patterned, made into jewellery and more!  Describe your printmaking process. I generally use Adobe illustrator to...
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  • Collagraph Printing
      Collagraphy is a really versatile printing process in which a textured plate is inked up and put through a press. Different textures hold varying amounts of ink and print different tones. Anything with a low relief texture can be stuck down and used: wallpaper, leaves, fabrics, tapes and threads etc. The collagraph plate is then varnished and can be printed intaglio or relief. This is ou...
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  • Meet the Maker: Pragya Agarwal
    I’m Pragya, an architect, designer, linocut printmaker, and now the creative force behind Hedge and Hog Prints. After working in academia for several years, I was inspired to create something caring, as well as socially and environmentally aware. As a Mum to three girls, I am passionate about creating beauty in our lives through my designs, while also creating products that inspire them an...
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  • Chichester Art Trail Open Studio
    We are pleased to be opening our doors once more for the Chichester Art Trail! Both Shirley and Holly will be exhibiting their latest work in the Handprinted Studio. The exhibition will feature relief prints, screen prints, etchings, indigo dyeing and batiks! There will be framed and unframed works as well as homewares and bags to view and for sale. The Art Trail is a great opportu...
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  • Tea Towel Print Exchange for WaterAid!
    Handprinted are organising a Tea Towel Print Exchange to raise money for WaterAid! WaterAid help the world’s poorest communities to transform their lives with clean water. 1 in 10 people don’t have access to safe water and 1 in 3 don’t have access to a decent toilet. We want a world where everyone everywhere has these basic human rights by 2030. Together we can make that happen. WaterAi...
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  • Meet the Maker: Sarah Hamilton + Giveaway!
    Meet London based artist and designer Sarah Hamilton and enter our competition for a chance to win a copy of her new card making book 'House of Cards'. Sarah has been running her own creative business for over 20 years. She describes her work as 'Joyful, fresh and contemporary, with a Mid-Century Scandinavian feel. Colours, and their effect on each other, fascinate me. Put simply my colours...
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  • Printing with the Xcut Xpress
    The Xcut Xpress is traditionally used as a die cutting machine but has found a whole new life as a printing press! This small scale machine is portable, affordable and can produce amazing quality prints. We used our Xcut Xpress with Extended Print Bed and Felt to produce a linocut, a drypoint etching and a collagraph! The Xcut comes folded into its portable form. The press unfolds to prod...
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  • Meet the Maker: Helen Murgatroyd
    I am a printmaker based in Bude in North Cornwall. I make print editions centred round themes of food, still life imagery and the domestic everyday. Describe your printmaking process. At the moment I am working mainly in linocut but I also use alternative ways to reproduce my images by making adaptations to the traditional print processes. I switch between the 2 methods and both infor...
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  • Using Hawthorn Process Colours
    We are happily now stocking Hawthorn Stay Open Inks. These are oil based inks that work beautifully for relief printing. We have a fantastic range of colours including the process range. Process colours are inks specially formulated to create a full spectrum of colours when mixed. There is usually a Process Yellow, Process Cyan and Process Magenta. We stock the process range of many of o...
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  • Meet the Maker: Ian 'SWIFTY' Swift
    Even if you have never heard of Swifty you will probably have seen or even owned a piece of his artwork. In the late 80s he was plucked straight from art school in Manchester by Neville Brody to work on The Face  - the most influential magazine for music and graphic design. He has worked for record labels like Gilles Peterson's Talking Loud and James Lavelle's Mo Wax, designed...
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  • Thermofax printed garments
    I have been longing to get my sewing machine out since I saw the gorgeous selection of patterns and fabrics that The Draper's Daughter have on their website.           They stock some beautiful linens and denims that are perfect for printing to make your garments a complete one off. I chose to start with Top 24 by Merchant and Mills - The pattern is simple to make with no z...
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  • Meet the Maker: Miesje Chafer
    Hello! My name is Miesje Chafer and I am textile designer, screen printer and maker. I live down in Southsea and work at The Sorting Office studio in Eastleigh, Hampshire. I have an unquenchable thirst for fabric, pattern and colour and love nothing more than knocking up a prototype that's been niggling away at the back of my brain. Photo credit: Harry Usborne Describe your printm...
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  • Multi Block Printing on Fabric with Easy Carve
    This project uses just one block of Easy Carve to create a two colour block print on fabric. This is an adaptable technique that will have you printing yardage in no time! Start by drawing your design out onto a piece of Easy Carve. Try using a pencil to map out your image and then a permanent pen to finalise your lines. Use a V tool to go round all the edges of your shape...
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  • Meet the Maker: Eric Gaskell
    I’m Eric Gaskell, born in Wigan, going through school in 60’s and 70’s. I was always good at drawing but only really finding out about art as a 17 year old sixth former. Before then I’d never heard of even Van Gogh or Picasso (let alone anyone else). For the last 37 years, since leaving art college, I have been making “things” for myself, other people, publishers and companies in one way o...
  • Carve a Stamp Kit
    This is Maisie on work experience at Handprinted. Shirley and Holly have very kindly let me try out this Carve a Stamp Kit and write about my thoughts on it. The kit contains: An ink pad, carving tools (1 V shape fine tool and another V shape wider tool) and 5 blank stamps. This new product uses a simple technique that produces effective results. The product is reasonably priced at £12.99 incl...
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  • Testing the Differences Between Lino Blocks
    Here at Handprinted we are always getting asked to explain the difference between all the lino relief blocks available. It can be very confusing knowing whether to choose traditional lino or try an alternative such as Softcut or Vinyl. To help you decide on the right material for you, we've tested five different blocks in a variety of ways such as cutting fine lines and ink application an...

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