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In the Maker's Hands - Liz Lippiatt

Continuing our series inspired by our recent show Crafts Alive - In the Maker’s Hands at Rodmarton Manor, we asked textile artist Liz Lippiatt about her favourite tool and why it is special to her.

manual screen printer

This is my manual flatbed screen-printing table with carriage.

My lifelong passion for designing pattern and printing cloth led me to a point
when I could invest in my own screen-printing table with carriage.

screen printer

This manual piece of equipment enables me to print lengths of cloth single handed.

The carriage holds my large silk screen enabling lifting and lowering, and accurate movement along a rail, down the length of the print table.
The printing table is almost as wide as I am tall, and previously, I employed a printing partner to pass the rubber squeegee back and forth, across the full width of the print table, forcing the dye through the screen stencil into the cloth beneath.
screen printing studio

My 10-metre print table dominates the studio space and never fails to wow visitors.
Very few designers in the UK still handprint fabric in this way.

You can read more about Liz here

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