Introduction to Screen-Printing.

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.”

Introduction to Screen-Printing on Fabrics

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”

Introduction to Lithography

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 (4) The Morrismen Murder

‘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”

Introduction to Letterpress

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”

Illustrating our favourite poem from childhood.

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