This design started as a lino cut but could only be used for small quantities of printing, as in the paper above.
A screen was made to create a larger print area. Here the red filler is being painted on to create a negative of the printed area.
The layout for the prints needs to be calculated and marked on the fabric, making sure that the prints are correctly positioned.
A thin layer of fabric is laid over each print which is ironed for approximately 3-4 minutes on both sides in order to fix the ink to the fabric. The iron is not put directly on the ink to prevent scorching.
The ink takes a short time to dry but this is essential before any more can be done with the fabric.
When the ink is fixed this tablecloth is then hemmed and labelled.