Frequently asked questions:
Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions
Do I need to have previous experience?
Most workshops are open to everyone they start from scratch (with the exception are the 'advanced' workshops and courses), you do not need to have any printing experience and you do not need to have any artistic skills or drawing skills. With the stencil printing technique you can get beautiful results with very simple motifs.
Do I need to buy materials and which ones?
For both workshops you need stencil brushes, fabric ink, stencil material (mylar), an exacto type craft knife and cutting board, a permanent marker and fabric. You can find a complete list and more information here. Do have a good look at all the information, the right supplies will make all the difference between having a great printing experience and a frustrating one.
Can I take part if I am in another time zone?
Yes that is possible. I try to plan my courses and workshops in such a way that they are accessible as much as possible across different time zones. If you can't find a workshop or course at a time that works for you (planning for Australia/Asia timezones is sometimes tricky) do let me know!
When will the next workshop take place?
Most courses and workshops are planned in advance and you can find them here. The exception are the advanced courses and workshop, for those you need to register your interest and I will start planning together with participants as soon as enough people have registered.
Can I register for advanced courses when I have experience in stencil printing elsewhere?
This is not possible as I work with specific techniques that I have developed and the advanced courses and workshops build on those techniques
How do I register?
You fill out the form on the website.
Can I cancel a workshop?
Once you have paid for a workshop you cannot cancel, but in case of urgent reasons like illness I can try and put you in another group when one is available.
What kind of equipment do I need to do a Zoom course?
You need a computer, laptop or I pad which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. If you share a room with others headphones might be advisable. You also need a reliable internet connection.
Do I need to install Zoom on my computer?
That is not necessary. I will send you a link in a mail before the workshop starts and you just need to click this link to get into the workshop.
Does Zoom work on all browsers?
Zoom works best on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Chromium Edge. I advise you to install either of these for a smooth functioning.
About printing and learning to print:
What kind of printing technique do you use?
I use mostly stencil printing techniques.
What kind of ink/fabric/stencil material do you use?
I have described the materials in several of my blogs.
Can I do an in person workshop with you?
I do in person workshops now and then, if you want to know about upcoming in person workshops I advise you to subscribe to my newsletter where I will announce any new workshops or courses.
About handprinted fabric:
Is the fabric washable?
Yes all prints are heat set and can be washed. I recommend a cold machine wash or hand wash. Washing your fabrics in this way will preserve the life of the print. You can iron your fabrics putting a thin cloth between the print and your iron. All fabrics I print have been pre washed cold before printing.
Can I use your fabrics for upholstery? I can print on fabrics that are suitable for upholstery. Fabrics that are handprinted may be more sensitive to wear and tear industrially printed fabrics. They will probably age a little more with use, however the prints hold well enough on items like bags and cushions. Also my fabrics have not been chemically treated to be stain resistant, but you can always do that yourself if you want to.
What fabrics do you print on?
I print on natural fabrics, mostly. I most often work on mid weight fabrics.
About buying products
How can I pay?
You can pay using Paypal, credit cards and Ideal.
What is your returns policy?
Please contact me if you have a problem with your order and I will try in every way to resolve it in a manner that is satisfactory to you. If you wish to return a product after reception contact me within 14 days of delivery. Products on sale or custom orders cannot be returned. Ship the product back to me within 21 days of delivery. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If a product is not returned in its original condition the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
If you want to cancel your order you can do this within 3 hours after your purchase.