Category Archives: Printing

Printing and Painting on Silk using Acid Dyes

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It is possible to achieve excellent levels of colour fastness when colouring the silk with Acid dyes, making the dyed silk fabric ideal for clothes, linings, and wall hangings. The silk scarf below was painted by Katherine Barney using the Dupont Steam-Fix Acid dyes. A similar technique can be used on fine wool and fabric. […]

Printed Silk Organza Greetings Card

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These paper-backed Organza fabric sheets can be used for printing on inkjet printers and copiers. They can be used to build up layers of printed text and photographs giving interest and depth in cardmaking, scrapbooking, montage, patchwork and 3d embroidery. You can use images from scanned photographs, digital cameras, web pages, clip art, paint and […]

Cyanotype Blue Printing

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Creating Cyanotypes The Cyanotype Chemicals Pack contains 100g Potassium Ferricyanide and 200g Ferric Ammonium Citrate. The chemical names sound alarming but are fairly common place. They have no significant adverse effects on us or the environment. The main iron salt, ferric ammonium citrate, is used as a food additive while the other, potassium ferricyanide, sounds […]

Cotton Fabrics

Fine cotton fabric for Batik

The cotton material for Batik work requires a good finish, needs to be reasonably pliable and be able to accept the resist in order to prevent dye penetration. The Bleached Cotton, the Javanese Primissima and the Javanese Prima all meet this requirement. We recommend both the Primissima and Prima material for more detailed Batik work […]

Discharge Paste Recipe

Dye Discharge Paste Recipe

Formosul or Formasol is the active component of Discharge Paste. Discharge Paste is used for removing areas of colour from dyed natural fabrics such as cotton, silk and viscose. Please note that some Procion MX fibre reactive dyes do not discharge and some give a simple colour change. It is therefore wise to test fabrics […]

Different Types of Lino Cutters

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There are two types of lino cutters available from George Weil. The traditional lino cutter requires you to push the blade away from you in order to cut the block. It is important to keep your hands well away from the moving blade in case the blade should slip while cutting. The blades for the […]

Transferring a Design onto a Lino Block

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There are a number of techniques for transferring a design on to a lino block. Here is a simple method using a clip-art from your computer or an image from the internet. Using a soft lead pencil, draw a heavy outline around the image. The image above shows the reverse of the paper and the […]

Discharge Printing and Colour Replacement

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Continuing from our previous post about screen printing with Jacquard Discharge Paste, we now have Jacquard Screen Ink Discharge Additive available for screen printers. The additive helps to achieve bright, vibrant screened colours on dyed dark fabrics without laying down an undercoat of white ink. This means that layers of ink do not need to […]

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