home: event [ wrapping paper printing ]

home: event [ wrapping paper printing ]

Learn to create your own wrapping paper designs and bring a unique edge to your Christmas gifts this year.

This Christmas Wrapping Paper Workshop with Hato Press is on Wednesday 11th December.

£45.00

They say;

Learn about riso-printing, mark-making and collage techniques
Take home 10 sheets of Riso printed wrapping paper of your own design
Complimentary mulled wine and mince pies included
 

The festive season is nearly upon us, and with it comes the unavoidable seasonal insanity; Christmas CDs on loop, bearded men inviting you to sit on their knee, unnecessary amounts of tinsel, and industrial presses methodically churning out packs of generic greetings cards. Not at Hato HQ. We’re encouraging you to get personal this yuletide with some creative wrapping paper making to share with  your nearest and dearest. Using a mixture of collage and mark-making techniques, you will create 10 sheets of A3 wrapping paper, printed in 2 colours on our risograph printers.

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home: made [ printing ]

home: made [ printing ]

We discovered the amazing printing projects on Finnish photographer Kreetta’s blog Gretchen Gretchen, when browsing the Remodelista blog – and fell in love.

So creative and such simple printing ideas that are so very effective in creating beautiful modern print led patterns.

Create your own fabrics from her tutorials to in turn, make into table cloths, cushions, napkins, or even curtains – the ideas are endless.

Gretchen Gretchen

home: made [ printing with leaves ]

home: made [ printing with leaves ]

Every so often we come across a truly beautiful diy project and this from We Are Scout is no exception.

To take such a simple idea of printing with leaves and fabric paint and produce such beautiful homeware is very clever

Follow their simple tutorial and get creative. This process will produce modern organic printed fabric – it could be used for a table cloth, curtains, cushions, tea towels – the options are endless.

It would also make a lovely design for a wrapping paper.

home: event [ lino printing workshop ]

home: event [ lino printing workshop ]

Definitely one to book in for – learn to lino print with artist, Debbie Chessell, at Heals, Kingston Upon Thames.

£35

Saturday 30 March

Book HERE

They say;
Join this workshop to learn how to carve and hand press your own Victorian-inspired lino print with artist Debbie Chessell. 
During this workshop you will; 

Learn how 19th Century designers such as William Morris used relief printing and bold repeating patterns to create vivid and powerful designs 

Learn all about various traditional lino carving tools and how to use them 

Design and carve your own bold pattern onto lino 

Hand press your design onto a luxury canvas bag to take home with you! 

About the artist: 

Debbie Chessell is an award-winning artist who has trained with Kingston School of Art, Slade, and The Royal Drawing School. She runs workshops across the Southeast, has been exhibited by the Royal Academy and has her artwork featured in international collections including the Suzzallo Library (USA) and St George’s Hospital (UK).

All materials will be provided, this includes a course pack and a lino-printed ticket handmade by Debbie Chessell to be posted to you upon booking.

home: event [ printing workshop ]

home: event [ printing workshop ]

Start the New Year with your creative juices flowing by making some art for you home. We found this fun Risograph Image Making Workshop at Hato Press in London. Learn the techniques of riso-printing and collage in a 2.5 hr session.

We’ll take you behind the scenes at our printing studio, packed with different paper stock, riso drums and colourful ink tubes. As a group we will perform a test exercise on riso-printing and work through a few art production techniques. Then it’s time to experiment with your individual artwork using a range of materials, including our pre-made templates, inks, stamps, clippings, charcoal and many more. We will be on hand to give you advice and tips on your artwork, and then we’re off to the live printing action of your master creation!

Next workshop Jan 5th [ £45 ]

Visit hatopress.net for tickets

home: made [ bleach dyeing ] 

home: made [ bleach dyeing ] 

Tie dying had a recent serge in popularity with it becoming a strong trend in fabric last year but it’s just one part of the joys of pattern-creating with bleach. 

Modern bleaching producing Scandinavian influenced designs

Bleach is an easy, when used safely, substance to use to create your own printed-style fabric in many variations. 

Using brushes, sprays, knot tying, stencils and other tools, you can create so many different effects that result in incredibly beautiful fabrics. This DIY creative process is great to be able to create fabrics to match colour schemes, styles and patterns in your home. The fabrics can be used for further DIY projects including cushion making, upholstery and making other soft furnishings. 

Modern bleach dyeing project from A Beautiful Mess

Two great features that cover all the aspects and great guidance for creating modern bleached fabric are from A Beautiful Mess and Threads Magazine. Both show inventive stylish results from using bleach dyeing.