Saturday, December 15, 2007


My latest passion is collecting vintage wood printing blocks. These blocks can have a huge range of prices with some of the very detailed, ornate, large ones in primo condition going for hundreds of $. Then there are the orphans, the less desirable (to some) smaller blocks that are simple in design and can be gotten for a few dollars - like the one pictured above. I find it amazing what a bit of hand dyed silk, discharge paste and an antique textile printing block can do. More experimentation to come.


Dixie Redmond said...

Oh, it's beautiful all on its own. but I love what you're making with it, too. I look at one of my small Wildthread Studios pieces every day, and I always get comments from people (great ones) about your pieces in my house.

Beverly said...

I have been eyeballing some of those wooden print blocks on eBay and Etsy- after reading your post,I think I will have to take the jump and get one to play with. Lovely work, by the way.