Screen printing arrived in Europe in the 18th century, but it was slow to catch on as a fabric printing method owing to the high cost of silk mesh at the time. Once the Silk Road made imported silk more affordable, screen printing gradually became a popular way to print fabric. By the early 20thContinue reading “Introduction to Screen-Printing.”
History and Process Screen printing is one of the most popular printing methods we use to create custom designs, patterns, and logos on clothing. The process of Screen printing involves a fine mesh “screen” that is stretched around a frame. The areas that masked out on the screen are not printed. We used the photo-emulsionContinue reading “Introduction to Screen-Printing on Fabrics”
Lithography is a planographic printing process that makes use of the immiscibility of grease and water (the principle that oil and water do not mix). In the lithographic process, ink applied to a grease-treated image on the flat printing surface, done from a stone (lithographic limestone) or a metal plate with a grained surface. (Attwood,Continue reading “Introduction to Lithography”
‘Romancing the Gibbet’ is a collaboration between poet, Ralph Hoyte and historian, Steve Poole, exploring ‘dark tourism’ at sites of extraordinary public execution in Georgian Britain. Poole explains the historical background of a single public hanging. A case from 1772, when William Keeley was found guilty of murdering Joseph Dyer after spotting him flashing hisContinue reading “Romancing the Gibbet (4) The Morrismen Murder”
Wednesday 2nd October: Introduction to Letterpress Letterpress is a direct relief print method, meaning that a design is printed by transferring ink from plate to paper. The group were each given a verse from the Lewis Carroll poem; Jabberwocky. Keen Children’s Literature readers, both Stephine and I were aware of the poem and its author,Continue reading “Introduction to Letterpress”
Currently on a project about Worcestershires legendary stories. This is my attempt at a traditional looking Sabrina, goddess of the river Seven. She pleaded for her life before her father’s wife had her thrown into the river to drown.
Native American Legends Wolf and the Sea A Haida Legend Once a man found two wolf pups on the beach, he took them to his home and raised them. When the pups had grown, they would swim out in to the ocean, kill a whale, and bring it to shore for the man to eat.Continue reading “Wolf and the Sea”
I always found Roald Dahl’s stories and poems hilarious as a child and they still inspire me now. The illustrations by Quentin Blake are so well know it was hard not to be influenced by them when trying to illustrate a Roald Dahl poem. My Attempt
having a go at redoing our favourite movies as a signal image. Very fond of Play Time (1965) as a number of continual line drawing. When you watch the film you will understand; seeing each image move into each other.