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Tess Grace

About Tess

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.

www.theartycraftyplace.co.uk

Signature Technique

Block Printing

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.

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Fiona teaches knitting and sewing classes, and is the author of several bestselling knitting books, including: Knit Your Own Dolls, Knitted Animal Nursery, Knitted Animal Cozies, Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, and Socks.  She started writing knitting patterns because she couldn’t find any that she really liked.

2021-02-11T15:06:13+00:00

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