Category Archives: Printing

Printing on Fabric using Bubble Jet Set 2000

Bubble Jet Set 2000 is no longer available from George Weil Bubble Jet Set 2000 makes 100% cotton and silk fabrics suitable for inkjet printing. The fabric is soaked in the solution and when dry is ironed onto the shiny side of freezer paper, giving it support for feeding through an inkjet printer. Please note […]

Mixed Media Embroidered Message

Linda Chapman worked for George Weil as our Sales Manager. She studied a BA Honours degree in Design and specialised in fine art. Her love of textiles was inspired by her travels to Malaysia, India, Nepal and Australia. Her experimentation with mixed media textiles and felt making has now progressed to making and selling her […]

Printing and Painting with Procion MX dyes and Acid dyes

Painting with dyes

Painting or printing fabric with dyes will leave the fabric with a softer handle than with paints. Painting with Fabric Paints Silk and fabric paints contain pigments that settle on the surface of the fibre from which the fabric is woven, along with a fixative to attach the particles. The basic paint is made from the […]

Discharge Dyeing & Printing with Acid Dyes

Discharged Black Velvet

Fabric artists today spend as much time taking colour out as putting it in. This gives their fabrics a richness that is only obtained by putting this extra thought into the finished article. White fabric can be dyed with a wealth of dyes such as Acid, Fibre Reactive Procion MX and Deka L dyes, natural […]

Halftone Printing on Textiles

Artists Water Colour 5ml Tubes

Halftone prints can be used to create stencils for screen printing (see our previous post Screen Printing with Diazo Photo Emulsion). Halftone is a reprographic technique which simulates greyscale imagery. It does this by using black dots in different sizes set at varying distances to each other. A halftone image can be printed onto a clear acetate […]

Block Printed Card using Speedy Stamps and Acrylic Paints

This is an effective method of batch producing handmade cards. We suggest you keep your initial designs simple by choosing shapes such as the flower head we have used. You will need the following block printing equipment: Making the Block The design for this card was cut in 3 stages. Alison used Jacquard Textile colours […]

Block Printing with Speedball Speedy Stamps

The Speedball Speedy Stamps are made from a high density rubber which can be easily carved to make unique stamps for a multitude of surfaces. The Speedy Blocks are a flexible and durable alternative to lino and do not crack, crumble or break. Their ability to bend abound shapes, such as glasses or plant pots, […]

Printing with Dyes and Paints

Thicken dyes for printing

Thicken paints or dyes using the following methods to create unique hand printed textiles. RESISTAD WATER-BASED GUTTA Resistad is a concentrated, viscous water-based medium which can be used as a gutta resist in silk painting, or as a printing paste for screen printing, block printing, and stamping. To use as a printing paste, start with […]

The Rain Stops Play with Jacquard Dye-na-flow

Attempt two of the Jacquard Dye-na-flow Sun Printing test was scuppered when, once again, the sun became swallowed up by rain clouds. I first discovered the technique of heliographic sun printing when Pebeo brought out their Setacolor Soleil paints and I was given the opportunity to test them with my children. This image (right) shows […]

Types of Watercolour Paper

With such a large range of materials available to the budding artist it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start. There is a huge choice of surfaces on offer and the artist will usually settle on a brand after some experimentation. Here we look at the types of paper available for painting with […]

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