Tess Grace is a block printing tutor who has a passion for pattern, printing, and crafting.
Tess’ love for block printing started after a visit to Jaipur where she learned how to print. She is dedicated to working with children and adults to discover the joy of creating and using a variety of textiles.
Tess and her mother, Grace, own ‘The Arty Crafty Place’, a creative retail business and craft studio in Oxfordshire, near Bicester, where they design and sell a range of Indian Printing Blocks, Fabric Blanks, kits, Paints & Printing supplies.
Tess invites all of you to “come on in and join a whole world of gorgeousness!”
Click here for a short but comprehensive guide from Tess on how to block print onto fabric and/or paper.
Jane’s Top Tips
- Print onto a foam printing matt. You should be able to wiggle your printing block as you press down.
- Always tap paint onto the surface of your printing block, never wipe or squeeze.
- Have a practice print so that you get a feel for the right amount of paint to be used.
- Use sponge dabbers for multi-colour printing. They are much more precise.