Linda Baxter2022-03-11T20:25:37+00:00

Linda Baxter – The Black Fish Press

Textile designer and printer Linda Baxter, aka the Black Fish Press, uses traditional block printing skills to produce cushions, lampshades, stitched quilts and fabric lengths.

Having taught art and design in London and Wales we moved to Sheffield in 2012 and I began the Black Fish Press two years later. I find it easy to keep my business local, using vegetable oil based inks from Hawthorns in York, linen and cotton fabrics sourced from Bradford and cushions made up here in Sheffield. With each new design project I make small batches of textile pieces for sale, storing the blocks and printing notes for future orders. I’ve always been excited by the complexity of designs, textures and colours which can be achieved by a repetition of simple blocks and patterns, and from the use of overprinting and the repositioning of blocks. Each piece is printed separately with its own unique variations of colour, pattern and texture. My inspiration usually comes from the man made – from the forms and patterns of artefacts and the built environment.

Studio visits

My studio will be open to visitors on the following days:

  • Sunday May 1st
  • Monday May 2nd
  • Saturday May 7th
  • Sunday May 8th

About my studio

I will be block printing fabric in my studio which is on the first floor of our terraced house.

  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my work
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!

Contact me

Studio location

102 Albert Road
S8 9QW

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