A few days ago I made a post about my collection of vintage printing blocks, with a teaser about a new project I used them for.
It’s probably pretty self-explanatory–I used them as embroidery patterns. By taking them through my Challenge proof press with carbon paper, I printed them on unbleached linen, then embroidered the images.
Printmaking and embroidery are two mediums I don’t often get to combine. Somehow using antique printing blocks as a base for a similarly antiquated medium like embroidery seems kind of right.
And right now, they’re all available for sale at the Corvallis Art Center’s Art Shop!