DIY Kit: Cyanotype Embroidery Hoop Printing Kit



Create your own cyanotype print at home in the style of Anna Atkins, who is considered to be a pioneering female photographer.

Teach yourself how to make an embroidery hoop sun print, otherwise known as a cyanotype - this type of printing is unique in that it is a form of photography that does not require a camera or an expensive darkroom.

Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints.

The printing process is accessible, super easy and you will be able to create a stunning final work of art with its signature Prussian blue colour within minutes!

What's included in the price?

- Bottle of ‘Part A’ Potassium Ferricyanide powder – 9g
- Bottle of ‘Part B’ Ferric Ammonium Citrate powder – 21.5g
- 1 Embroidery hoop 6" (15cm)
- White linen or cotton fabric to fit hoop
- 'How to' Instructions

What you will need

- Apron
- White card to print on
- Dried botanicals, leaves etc
- Bowl of room temperature water
- Non UV glass pane or cling film
- Bulldog clips or pegs
- Hair drier
- Canvas or stiff board
- Enthusiasm!

I have successfully made prints in doors during the winter months - just place near a window to expose to UV light.


Emma Mapp at Mapp of London

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


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