Watercolour Tutorials

Previous to the start of the Covid19 crisis, I had been planning lots of work around real life events; workshops I was to lead and art fairs and exhibitions to attend. With the future of those in doubt, I turned to online content and stepped up a gear in the number and focus of videos I was providing on YouTube. I wanted to create more content for beginners and create tutorials that people could follow…

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Letterpress Printing

A few years ago I bought an Adana 8x5 press. I was interested in trying letterpress and thought it might be good for printing small lino prints too. I've since added another smaller press, the 5x3 (the numbers indicate the printing area in inches). I use the press for bespoke printing jobs, and I've made menus, wedding invitations and business cards. I can create bespoke designs in illustrator and have them made up as photopolymer…

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DIY BoHo Cushions

I like making cushions, they're a fun project that's not to difficult and I can always find a use for them. With these, I wanted to create something that had a boho feel and started by bringing together some inspiration on Pinterest. Initially I had been thinking of printing on fabric and making the cushions from the printed fabric but I was quite taken with the texture and dimension the embroidery added to the cushions…

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Leather Tool Belt

I don't do them very often, but for special clients I make bespoke leather goods. Here's a leather tool belt I made for a woodworker friend of mine. I sent him some pieces of leather and he used the same brand that he uses to sign his woodworking projects to brand a mark in the leather. I used hardware from a vintage scout belt. And after six months, this is the same belt after it's…

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