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Soya Wax Batik

Friday, April 27, 2018

There are several waxes that can be used for making batiks, all of which will produce slightly different results. Standard Batik Wax is a blend of beeswax and paraffin wax but soya wax makes a good alternative. Soya wax is more sustainable, plant based, natural and petroleum free wax. Our soya wax comes from renewable sources. Read more

Meet the Maker: Amanda Colville of Mangle Prints

Thursday, April 19, 2018

My name is Amanda Colville. I’m a printmaker and artist from Kings Lynn in Norfolk. Read more

Block Printing onto Fabric with New Textile Rollers!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

We're very pleased to have a brand new roller available for block printing onto fabric! We love using screen printing inks to block print onto fabric as it creates fast-drying washable prints. Screen printing inks are too slippery for standard rollers so up until now we've liked using Sponge Rollers to print our fabrics. Sponge Rollers are great at rolling out screen printing inks but leave a bubbly texture on the print and can sometimes be uneven. Our new Textile Rollers are slightly spongy and less absorbent - this means we can roll out slippery inks and print evenly onto fabric! Here's our first print with these great new rollers: Read more

Meet the Maker: Mariko

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Hello! My name’s Mariko and I’m an illustrator and printmaker. I grew up in Hong Kong, went to school in London, travelled around for a bit, and have just moved from California to Tokyo, although I do still travel all the time. I work on commercial illustration commissions such as cookbooks, window displays and packaging, as well as spending as much time in the print studio as I can. Read more