• 15 Jan

    Experiments with Block Printing Layers

    I’ve continued with my experiments in learning how to carve and print rubber blocks. Last week I carved two more and used them to test out a few new inks purchased after my initial work in the studio, along with a metal inking plate. What a difference it makes to use it, and have more […]

  • 10 Jan

    A Container for Collecting Good Things

    Inspired by The Happiness Jar shared by Elizabeth Gilbert, I decided to make my own to put into practice this year. This is something I’ve wanted to do in previous years but because I missed starting on New Year’s Day I’d put it off for another time. This year I wasn’t going to miss out, […]

  • 05 Jan

    Experiments with Block Printing

    I’ve been slowly working out how to tackle the idea of creating custom printed paper to use in my cut paper work going forward. I don’t have the facilities available in my home studio to do screen printing because it’s messy, needs space to print and dry, and plenty of water to wash screens. I’ve […]

  • 03 Jan

    Sashiko Stitching On A Thrifted Shirt

    I began this new year by getting started with another clothing embellishment project using sashiko stitching. I thrifted a button-up indigo denim shirt in the spring of last year with the idea I would decorate it somehow. I only recently came up with an idea for a design I felt suited the style of shirt, […]

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