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Trip to Creativeworld in Frankfurt

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Every year Shirley visits Creativeworld in Frankfurt to meet with manufacturers and suppliers and to see new creative products from around the world. This year it was a group trip as Holly joined Shirley at the glorious hour of 3.30am last Sunday morning to begin our journey!  Read more

Using Red Masking Film to Expose A Screen

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

When it comes to screen printing there are so many ways to create your image. You can cut paper stencils, use Drawing Fluid and Filler, create exposed screens with hand drawn or computer drawn designs. Red Masking Film is a brilliant way of creating exposed screens. It's transparent so can be used to trace over perfectly fitting designs and holds together in one piece, even when out design is cut out, meaning islands and delicate parts stay in exactly the right place. The red film blocks the UV light when exposing films.  Read more

Meet the Maker: 2017 Round Up!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

If you're not already a reader of our Meet the Maker blog series, you should grab a cup of tea and work your way through these fantastic interview posts. We talk to printmakers and dyers every couple of weeks to find out how they make their work, where they get their inspiration and what advice they'd give to fellow creatives!  Read more

Which Inks Can I Use?

Thursday, January 11, 2018

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Meet the Maker: Fran Wood

Thursday, January 04, 2018

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Handprinted Studio 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

2017 has been a busy year in the Handprinted Studio! We've been visited by amazing tutors including Ian Phillips, Laura Boswell, Sue Brown, Tom Boulton, Karin Moorhouse and Nick Morley, all teaching some of their signature techniques. We can't wait to have these (and more!) tutors back next year.  Read more

Meet the Maker - Lucie Summers

Thursday, December 14, 2017

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Easy Block Printed Christmas Wrapping Paper

Thursday, December 07, 2017

With our Christmas Makers' Market and our Christmas Fab Friday Workshop on last week, we've been getting in the festive spirit here in the Handprinted Studio. Our Fab Friday workshoppers printed sheets of wrapping paper that would add charm to any present. Here is a quick design we whipped up for the occasion that can easily be made for your gifts this year! Read more


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

We are very excited to be hosting our very first Christmas Makers' Market! We've got a brilliant selection of makers selling a huge variety of handmade goods including framed artworks, glass, homewares, clothing, dolls, stationery, cards and Christmas decorations. The Makers' Market will be open on Friday 1st December from 6-8.30pm and on Saturday 2nd from 10.30-5pm. Entrance is free - please pop in. There will also be live printmaking demonstrations to see! Here's a sneak peak at who will be there:  Read more

Screen Printing: The Ultimate Studio Guide - Book Giveaway!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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