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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.


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.



Fiona Goble

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.


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