Block printing is a wonderful craft, and one that is easy to enjoy whether you are a beginner or expert. In this Collection, you'll find workshops that cover a wide range of block printing styles and materials - - from fabric to clay. You will learn how to make gorgeous lampsshades, tote bags, cards, tea towels, plates, bowls and tiles.
How to block print onto clay with Holly Jones
Holly shows you how you can use your wooden blocks to print onto clay to make plates, bowls and tiles. The clay she uses can be air dried or dried in a kiln. You can then decorate with any of the paints you would normally use.
We have some lovely items from Holly in our Shop at www.justhands-...
Block Printing to make cards with Tess Grace
In this short workshop, Tess Grace from the Arty Crafty Place demonstrates block printing on cards. She recommends using water based acrylic paints and printing on a single side of the card for bright sharp images. There are a number of helpful tips included in this video:
use sponge dabbers t...
The Gentle(ish) Art of Gelli Printing by Hilary Beattie
Jamie Malden of Colouricious loves to play with block prints and has discovered that Gelli plates can add a new dimension. Do you want to know how? Well she feels that Hilary Beattie really shows you how in her book they met when Hilary was busy rummaging in the hedgerows for leaves.
And who knew...
How to make a fabric lampshade with Tess Grace
Tess Grace takes you through the various stages to create your own printed lampshade. It's lovely to create a personal design to compliment your room.
Remember, you need to have the fabric applied to the PVC base before you start to print on it as this gives you a firmer, better end result. On...
How to clean your Printing Blocks with Tess Grace
Tess shows you how to clean your printing blocks so that your wooden printing blocks can be used again and again. It all starts with warm soapy water to rinse the blocks in. Give them a quick brush. Don't leave them in to soak, and don't worry if the white paint comes off, as its not a necessity....
Block printing tote bags with Tess Grace
Block printing is a very simple and easy way to decorate a plain fabric tote bag. In this workshop, Tess shows you how to make this beautiful, Moroccan style tote bag which is completely washable. You'll learn how to use two colours on your block, find the middle of your work and avoid splashing ...
Block printing tea towels with Tess Grace
As well as taking you through all the steps to create this lovely tea towel, Tess reminds you that you do need to practice as it helps to get your spacing correct with all the blocks you want to use as well as helping you get a good image from each of them. Don't forget that you can also layer t...
Block Printing Easter Cards with Tess Grace
In this workshop, Tess shows you how you can create some delightful Easter cards (and later in the year for other occasions) onto card and fabric.
Tess reminds us that you should always practise first on a small piece of fabric (or waste paper). She also shows how easy it is to change colour, ...
An Introduction to Block Printing with Tess Grace
Tess is passionate about block printing. In this workshop, Tess guides you through everything you need to know to be ready to block print at home. You will learn about the equipment that you need. You will learn about the basic techniques that you'll use when printing onto fabric and paper. This ...
Wild Gardens Textile Workshop with Kate Findlay
Kate is a very accomplished artist and loves creating textile pictures.
In this comprehensive workshop she shows you how easy it is for you to do this at home. You would start with some pre-dyed fabric perhaps. Then with a little help from freezer paper stencils you add your fabric paint.
Gelli Printing with Stencils from Jamie Malden
Jamie contnues her short series with us on how to create wonderful and unique fabric which you can then use as the basis for your project. Here she uses stencils and recycled pieces of fabric (old sheeting).
So how easy it is?
Step 1: add paint to your gelli plate.
Tip: don’t waste the paint that...
Gelli Printing Part 2 with Jamie Malden
First, Jamie created wonderful piece of fabric and she prefers this to be pale. Then she takes a series of simple blocks to create this wonderful piece of work. What will you make?
To obtain blocks, paints and gelli plates just visit her websiteby clicking here.
If you missed Part 1 click here to...
Gelli Printing with Jamie Malden
This strange piece of wobbly stuff is proving to be amazingly versatile for those who enjoy textile art and best of all it is reuseable.
Jamie shows you just how easy it is to create a marbled background piece of fabric which can then be overprinted with block printing. You can use up your old s...
How to Block Print onto Fabric with Jamie Malden
Jamie Malden just loves block printing and has become an expert in creating personalized pieces of fabric. In this short workshop she guides Valerie through the steps and the equipment needed and you can see just how easy the process is, even for a complete beginner.
The paints used are water bas...
Block Printing with Mary Gamester
Mary shows how to use transfer paints in combination with some delightful blocks which allow to create very own piece of fabric, but just as a reminder you do need to work onto paper first. Then you can transfer these images onto fabric, another reminder that this has to be polyster to get good r...