We can at last announce that you can buy our Pre-Fixer again. This colourless liquid is applied to natural fibres such as silk or cotton, before printing with Colourist Heat Transfer Paints. It allows you to create designs on natural fibres with vibrant colours and a colourfast finish.
Keep on keeping on everyone. If you need some crafting ideas here are a few. Cards, coasters, jigsaws, teddy T's, ribbon, key rings, cut outs, feather prints, tiles.... What's stopping you. Just get started.
The lock down isn't really ideal for anyone, is it, but it is possible to use the home time to do some of those things you're always meaning to do but never seem to have time for. We've been busy in the studio making samples and updating some of our social media. Follow us on Instagram if you'd like to get some inspo direct from the studio.
Here's a bold black and yellow fabric design to get you started.
In these strange times it's important to focus on the positives. If you're at home you may have time to do some additional designing or crafting, for example. We hope you're safe and well.
Here's a picture of a fun dog we designed to go onto a T shirt, in Colourist Super Black.
Here's a romantic fabric pic for all the mums out there. Printed with a selection of Colourist colours including Yellow, Aqua, Red, Black and Brown.
It's been an exciting year at Colourist with new customers, new shows on Hochanda and the opening of our new studio. Hopefully 2020 will see more new experiences and lots of new customers - and also plenty of interesting projects with our existing customers.
We hope you all have a happy Christmas break and look forward to working with you next year.
With festive best wishes
Everyone at Colourist
And two days later Nick is doing shows on TV channel Hochanda again demonstrating the paints. We've been able to make a greater range of colours this time - 16 colours plus Colourist Thickener and Colourist Pre-Fixer. Tons of new ideas for using the paints will be featured and then you can order products direct from the show.
There are many books published about textile design but fewer focusing on heat transfer printing specifically. Two we have found helpful are featured below. Although neither of them is new they are both available from Amazon.
Designing and Printing Textiles - June Fish
Published by The Crowood Press
Packed with creative ideas and with a particularly strong section on working from paper onto fabric.
Heat Transfer Techniques - Dawn Dupree
Published by A&C Black
Lots of techniques explained and an excellent start point for experimenting withembossing, flocking and fusing.
Running the Colourist studio and reporting on what's going on in the heat transfer paints world.