Long time no post!

Many apologies for not having posted for so long! I’ve been working on lots of new stuff, and being a relative newbie to blogging, I find it so much quicker to post on instagram (@blockhousebath). I’m going to try to post more regularly on here now, so perhaps that will speed me up a bit!

Here’s a picture of one of the new doorstops with hand screen printed house and handles. I wanted the pattern on the handles to echo some of the details on the houses, and I also used the same delicious green colour. Permaset printing inks are so good to use, and look beautiful when printed onto cotton canvas (Permaset available from Handprinted or Hunt the Moon).

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And here’s a make up bag in the same fabric. I just used hand-cut paper stencils to screen print these. Putting in zips has been a steep learning curve! As you can see in the doorstop above, I’ve  put zips in these too, so that they’re a lot more postable, and customers can add their own rice (2kg for about 80p in Lidl when I last looked!

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Yippeee!

Here’s a picture of my stuff in the Bath Tourist Info Centre shop (thanks very much to Donna!). I’m really pleased with how it’s been displayed, and it’s great to see it all together.  I’m feeling inspired to get printing again, having just splashed out on some more Permaset inks in some delicious colours. Watch this space…

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Soft city

Good morning! First day of school for some people, so lots of sympathy going out to them…

These are some screen printed buildings I’ve just finished. I like the idea of house softies!

I only made 25 of these, and some of them are in the Bath Tourist Info Office shop so hopefully someone else will like the soft city idea too…!

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Below are some pics of the first and second colours printed. I’ve discovered Permaset Aqua textile inks, which give a beautiful finish and have some gorgeous colours. The bottom image shows a bit of overlapping, which is an effect I really like, and I’m planning to  explore this more in the next prints I make.IMG_8361

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