While teaching block printing on the Ritchie Ace Camp last year (and again in October this year), I’ve been using carved lino blocks, but I did bring back some super-simple wooden blocks from Jaipur to play with too.
Whether printing with lino or with wood blocks (or designing prints to be produced on scarves) the thing I’ve really enjoyed about block printing as a design technique is the endless varieties of pattern that a very simple shape can generate.
See what I mean?
And just because I felt inclined (and because it was Making Friday), I’ve made a wonky little animation of a pattern being made. Enjoy the show!