Saturday, 8 September 2018
Left to Right - Sarah, Christina, Claire, Christine
It is the end of our first week and we have really enjoyed ourselves....making screens, processing orders, answering questions.
We owe a big thank you to Claire, who started Thermofax Screens from scratch over 10 years ago now. She grew the business into an exciting and thriving venture which we have now taken on.
The three of us spent last Saturday - handover day - working with Claire to change all the relevant details on paper work and website. I am sure there will still be the odd thing that we have missed, but we are getting there.
Thanks too, to everyone who enjoys working with the screens and we look forward to chatting with you via email, Facebook and soon on Instagram.
We would also love to see some of the work that you have produced using Thermofax Screens - do use the contact page to upload a photo!
Sunday, 17 June 2018 | Admin
It has taken us rather a long time but we have finally installed a gallery showing examples of thermofax printing. You can pause the slideshow to take a longer look by hovering the cursor over the picture and if you click on the gallery image, it will show you the screen that was used to create the print.
Most of the examples shown are printed onto fabric as that is our background and it was through textiles that we were introduced to thermofax printing nearly 15 years ago. However, more and more of our customers are using the screens to print on very different surfaces including ceramics, glass and even cakes! There are so many possibilities and almost every week we learn of new ideas - it is wonderful to work with such a creative community.
A haven for the bees
Saturday, 4 June 2016 | Admin
When Thermofax Screens relocated at the end of last summer, the bees moved too! On the farm they used to live beside a very large pond and at this time of year, their main source of nectar was the golden yellow Rape in the fields that surrounded the hives. The honey they produced was very pale, with a delicate taste and set very quickly.
Now the bees have settled into their new home beside a smaller pond and there is a much wider range of plants for them to choose from (and no Rape for miles around) so we are curious to know what this year's honey will be like.
The gallery image has been printed on watercolour paper using two of our Ready-made screens - Beeswax 1 medium and Vintage Bee 1 mini and two inks - Black and Fool's gold (we mixed some of the black and gold together roughly to get the mottled effect on the beeswax print).
Spring at last!
Saturday, 7 May 2016 | Admin
Spring weather at last! It is very good to be working in the studio with the doors flung open, the sun streaming in and blackbirds singing loudly. All of which makes summer feel much closer and I hope you like our gallery image of fabric printed with Birds 1 medium and a card printed with Birds 3 mini and Boat 1 mini.
All this is such a contrast to last month when lightning hit our neighbours' beloved beech tree taking with it our broadband supply for several days - not good for an online business! Fortunately only a very few orders were delayed - apologies if yours was one of them. In the same week, totally unrelated but with astonishingly bad timing, the laptop died but our local Computer Shop came to the rescue in record time. We are still mourning the loss of the tree as it was very stately and provided dappled shade in our garden too, but everything else is back on track.
A refuge from the wet and windy weather!
Monday, 1 February 2016 | Admin
The weather seems to dominate everything at the moment! Rain and wind (and even a few hours of snow) have lashed the new studio during January. Fortunately it is very sturdy and well insulated so I have been able to enjoy the spectacle from the lovely big windows.
I think this is the perfect time to get creative - the garden jobs can wait until the weather is a little kinder and there is nothing nicer than immersing yourself in some printing and/or dyeing and a bit of stitch ................. the occasional glance out of the window at the swaying trees and rain soaked ground will confirm you are in absolutely the best place!