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August 15, 2018

I’ve been dreaming of heading back to Japan recently and all this day dreaming has got me thinking about a woodblock printing lesson we took part in when we were in Tokyo back in May. 

I’d done a bit of research before our trip into printmaking in Japan and ca...

July 30, 2018

In July I headed to Gdansk for the first time and was wowed by the beautiful buildings, stunning beach and street art in the busiest port city in Poland. I've been to Krakow and I thought I knew what to expect, but no previous Polish adventure could prepare me for the...

January 16, 2018

Earlier this month we headed over to Dublin for a couple of days to visit for the first time and enjoy a pint (or three!) of Guinness. Being January we were convinced it would rain the whole time we were visiting but we were really lucky to find these blue skies when w...

November 25, 2017

Last Saturday I took a big step and ran my first stall selling screen printed goods. I've been visiting the Northern Craft fairs in Leeds for the past year and have really enjoyed them, so when they announced that they were running a print fair I applied (and got in!)....

November 21, 2017

I've been joining in with By The Lock's hastag prompts this month  on Instagram and have really enjoyed reading about other people's makes and the process behind how things are made. There are a lot of talented people out there and the hashtag is up to 4,450 pictures s...

November 3, 2017

In March 2017 I decided to set up in business selling screen prints. This was during a trip to Poland with my husband who helped me come up with the name (more on this in a previous post here!). Here's my studio (and joint office!) space as it looks today - but it hasn...

November 2, 2017

Sometimes a new design jumps out at me and sometimes I spend quite a bit of time thinking about what it’s going to look like. In the case of the tree trunk it’s been quite a few years in the making. Here's a shot of the final piece of work.

This tree trunk started out o...

October 26, 2017

Next up in my throwback Thursday series is taking a look at some of the doodles I used to spend HOURS drawing when I was a teenager! I headed to my parents' house last week and they still have them up on the wall - I drew so many of these when I was younger and my Mum...

October 19, 2017

Recently I've been having a clear out and came across some of my old sketchbooks from sixth form and the first printmaking module I did at university 12 years ago! To honour Throwback Thursdays I'm going to be putting up posts every Thursday in October with some sneak...

September 18, 2017

Over the past few months I've been busy setting up my new studio space in the loft and it's finally finished! I'll be posting about setting up a space on a shoestring budget soon, but in the meantime here's my printing bench lined up with a brand new screen design. Las...

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