Thursday, September 02, 2010
R/Co. Project: Wood Block Printing
The collection of goods that I am planning to send down the runway involves headwear that is built from a nice washed out navy canvas so I want the print to match back to that color. I do not have navy ink so did it the old fashioned way and just mix it up by hand.
The hardest part about block printing fabric is getting a nice transfer onto the fabric. Smaller blocks seam to do better but that is not what we are going for here so...
After messing with it and doing a full run of fabric
The final print is not as clean and defined as a screen print or a stencil, it is much more ruff and inconsistent. Love'n it! Can't wait to cut and sew the final piece and see how it looks. Well, more on that later.
If you have never tried block printing why not give it a go?!!!
you could even use a yam if you wanted...
"Keep 'em Flying"