Process, process, process

Freshly inked and ready to print! I love custom mixing color and watching the block come alive!

After transferring the pattern to the block I've begun the long process of carving away. I was thinking about the crochet and lace process as I carved. Both take a lot of time and I wondered if I was crocheting a doily if it would be done at the same time or close. After not carving a block for a couple few months I was reminded how much sheer muscle and control you have to have. I love the process and power of printmaking!

And here it is, hot off the press! I literally just printed this! A modern twist on an old school linen dating back to the 17th century! Inspired by a stack of plastic doilies I have and thinking about the ones my grandma had growing up I just decided to carve this block spur of the moment last night. Seemed like the right thing to do when I couldn't sleep! I also printed up some pieces to sew into pillows, so stay tuned to my shop for those!