Welcome to Slamseys Journal.

Are you curious about printmaking? Do you sometimes need a nudge to keep your creative life moving?

We live on a farm in the beautiful English countryside, which we share in our Journal posts along with printmaking projects (because we love printmaking), a few craft projects and a little about Christmas (because we sell Christmas trees).

seagull flying over wheat stubble field looking towards farm buildings

Follow the country lane from Youngs End in North Essex and you’ll reach Slamseys Farm, where the Wheaton family live and farm. We grow traditional cereal crops such as wheat, willow trees for cricket bats and Christmas trees that are sold to the public in December.  Beth picks flowers and berries are picked on the farm to use in her range of Slamseys Fruit Gins.

In the renovated timber barn, known as The Barley Barn, we ran printmaking classes for creative people but these are currently suspended. In the same barn, Ruth produces Mini Screens that you can buy for screen printing at home.


You can find out about Slamseys Fruit Gin, Mini Screens and Christmas happenings on the Slamseys Farm Website

Looking for pictures of the farm, countryside and printmaking? Check out our Instagram

We also both confess to a slight Pinterest habit where we have lots of information that you might find useful for printmaking or other creative hobbies.


Ruth’s interest in art has taken her around the world, working in the Australian outback, London’s Mayfair and now back home at Slamseys Farm making Mini Screens for home screenprinting. You can see some of Ruth’s printmaking here.

Anne is always looking for new creative hobbies and bounces from one enthusiasm to another. She writes about these enthusiasms, farmlife and other stuff at Life in Mud Spattered Boots.

Ruth & Anne

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