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New range of screen printed toys


Last summer I revisited a technique I'd only briefly experimented with before; Screen Printing.

I had attended a one day workshop run by the talented Miesje Chafer a couple of years ago and remembered how I love working with stencils to create bold shapes and repeat patterns. I produced a length of lovely oatmeal linen with neon abstract shapes and made it in to a couple of cushions.

Last summer I wanted to explore the technique further and to add my own illustrations to screens rather than the stencil technique. I attended a six week course at the fantastic print studio Ink Spot Press in Hove run by the print-maker Jane Sampson. I produced some repeat patterns from illustrations I'd produced taking inspiration from The South Downs. I experimented with printing on to tea towels and got some great results.

During my half term week in February I decided to get printing again! I've produced three different designs for soft toys. I've kept to a mostly monochrome palette but have included a little colour for example in the different hair colourways in my mini mermaids.

I'll be showing and selling my work at this year's Artist Open Houses in Brighton in May.

More details to come on that!


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