Category Archives: Printing

New colours

I’ve had quite a few orders of the Knitting print fabrics over the past few days in my shops, wonder where that came from?  Maybe I’ve been linked from somewhere. It’s got me thinking though, I really should print these in some other colours (and also I’m contemplating getting a metre screen made for this print).  What colours would you like to see this print in and would you buy this fabric by the metre?

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Sheffield inspired prints

A few months ago I started work on some Sheffield prints which would form part of the work to be submitted for Christmas Crackers this year.  One of the prints had been a long time coming, it’s a follow-up to my English Insults print.  English Insults still proves to be one of my more popular prints and is inspired in part by my love of comic books.  I created it whilst working for the libraries and had great fun coming up with the insults.  This…

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Autumn Winter, rub tests and other things

It seems a strange time to be thinking about an AW collection seeing as we are having such glorious weather here in the UK but that’s what I’ve been doing.  The past 2 weeks have been spent getting sample screens made, choosing and mixing the colours and then printing up some samples.  I then packaged those up to be sent down to London last week in time for an important deadline.  I’ve also been busy finishing a wholesale order which also got posted to the…

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Hand printed fabric swap III – The write up

I’m sooooo sorry that this has taken me so long to write about.  Firstly I was waiting until all the pieces arrived from my swap partners (which they did gradually over a period of about 2 weeks) and then things went crazy with all the new collection printing and so this is the first time I’ve been able to sit down and write about the experience. Firstly, a huge thank you to my wonderful swap partners.  I was a little intimidated by all my partners…

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Triumphs and disasters

This week has been another busy one as I’ve been printing custom orders and also printing the first small runs of the new collection which launches this week.  It’s been nice to get back in the swing of the metre printing, especially now that I have my swanky new screen storage which makes getting access to the screens ten times easier.  Here is what I’ve been up to… It wasn’t all good news though, after a great printing session came a huge disaster.  Whilst we…

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Busy busy busy

Where did I go? Well, I’ve been running around like a crazy person and have had my fingers in a lot of pies which means I’ve left my poor blog neglected. Here’s what’s I’ve been up to… The studio has also turned into a mess whilst we carry out some much needed work, I’m not going to shame myself by taking a picture of that to show you though.  By the end of the month I’ll have the following: 1. A purpose-built screen storage to…

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Test printing the new designs

This week has seen the start of the test printing of the three new designs of the Spring/Summer collection.  I announced their names last week and now here is the chance to see a sneak preview of the designs themselves.  All three are test printed first on unbleached calico, the final designs are then printed on a gorgeous eco-bleach hemp and organic cotton mix fabric. The first to be printed on Monday was Deco. I decided to print it up in Royal Blue as I’m…

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Bundles of fabric

Last week I was a very busy gal.  One thing I was determined to fit into my week though was finally putting some scrap packs of fabric together.  I have a huge pile of hand printed offcuts which I use for a variety of different things but my collection is now completely out of control so a sort out has been long overdue. These new fabric scrap packs weigh around 80-100g and include many different pieces of fabrics in a variety of sizes.  The largest…

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What have I been up to?

I’ve gone very quiet, so where have I been?  Printing in the studio and ill in bed is the simple answer.  The last batch of fabrics were finished in a crazy 24 hour stint at the studio last weekend, we came in at 7am on the Sunday morning and left at 9am on the Monday.  Why did such a crazy thing occur?  Well, the fabric needed finishing to send to the heat setters on the Wednesday and I was very aware that I was coming…

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