Category Archives: Printing

Printing with Jacquard Iron-On Transfer Paper

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Print images onto fabrics such as t-shirts, bags, bedding, jackets, home textiles, banners, art quilts and much more with the iron on Jacquard Transfer Paper. There are two types of transfer sheets Jacquard Iron-On Transfer Paper for Light Coloured Fabrics and Jacquard Iron-On Transfer Paper for Dark Coloured Fabrics and these can be used to […]

Experimental Botanical Print with Leaves using Alum Mordant

Botanical Eco Printing with Leaves

Print with leaves found in the garden or out on a walk; explore, experiment and take notes! Creating these Botanical Prints is so satisfying as each experiment will give you a different result.  You can find further information about this technique from our Blog post Botanical Printing – an overview or search the internet to […]

Botanical Printing – an overview

Overview of Botanical Prinintg

Botanical Printing, Eco Printing, Botanical Dyeing, Eco Dyeing, Botanical Inks – just some of the terms being used to describe this increasingly popular and exciting approach to transferring plant colours and patterns onto fabric and paper. The varying methods use leaf and flower cuttings to extract colour and ghost-like images of the foliage. The potential […]

Experimental Botanical Print with Petals using Alum Mordant

Botanical printing using petals

Here is a first attempt at creating a Botanical Print with petals gathered from around the garden (you can find further information about this technique from our Blog post Botanical Printing – an overview). It is difficult to get a clearly defined print with petals as the colours tend to bleed into the fabric. A […]

Screen Printed Flamingo Fabric

Screen Printed Cushions

Screen printed Flamingo cushion covers! These delightful prints were created using Selectasine water-based screen printing ink and a Selectasine aluminium screen printing frame and squeegee. Find out how below. Creating the Stencil Cara’s screen printed flamingo began life as clip-art. The simple image is ideal for creating a stencil, it is a clear representation of […]

Eco Printing by Yvonne Appleby

Eco Printing Leaves

Customer Yvonne Appleby has very kindly sent us some photographs of her Eco Prints on watercolour paper. Ash Leaves “My first attempt at eco printing was, to my great satisfaction and no small surprise, a success. The leaves used were Sweet Chestnut, Ash, Wych Elm, Ivy, Cotoneaster, Yarrow, Bracken and Tansy.” Yvonne used the following […]

Sun Printing with Jacquard Dye-na-flow

Sun print with Dye Na Flow

We thought you would like to see the results of our sun printing using Jacquard Dye-na-flow.  Jacquard Dye-na-flow are fluid paints for use on natural and synthetic fabrics.  The paint can also be used to stain wood, paint on paper, canvas, leather, suede, clay and more. Designs painted on fabric with Dye-na-flow are made washfast […]

Speedball Speedy Carve Block for Printing & Texture

Speedball speedy block

The Speedy Carve block is made from smooth and flexible rubber. It cuts easily with lino cutter blades and does not crumble, making it ideal for creating detailed prints. The latex free rubber also stops the block from slipping around while it is being cut. The wavy lines on this Speedy Carve block were cut freehand using […]

Sun Prints with Transparent Fabric Paints – Tried & Tested

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Transparent fabric paints are very effective when used to create sun prints. Here we demonstrate prints made using Jacquard Dye-na-flow and Deka Silk paints in the evening sunshine using leaves as the mask. Creating the Sun Print First make the fabric wet by spraying or brushing water across the surface and then apply the paint in […]

Sun Prints with Cyanotype Chemicals – Tried & Tested

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The glorious sunshine has given me a chance to use the Fibrecrafts Cyanotype Blue Printing Kit. Include in the kit are enough chemicals to make up to 1 litre of solution, a 1/2 metre each of silk and cotton fabric, and a step-by-step instruction leaflet. Cyanotype printing is a negative process – where light cannot […]

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