Block printing for Istvan

I printed linen for a knighting tunic for Istvan, using a design based on an 10-11th c Russian find, also inspired by an illumination of Bulgars battling Byzantines from the early 11th c Menalogion of Basil II.  My block was carved as a linoleum block rather than a wood block for ease and speed of…

Summits themed block printing. 

Ayla Roth had a vision in blue for TAH Tjorkill and Alina’s step up clothes. I started out printing the fabric for his caftan, and then I printed some pieces speculatively, that turned into trim for the both of them. All of the fabric used the first of the Chernigov blocks with a variety of…

11th c Russian block printing on fabric. 

I block printed wool and silk fabrics based on an extrapolation of the design from a textile scrap found in Chernigov, Russia, dating to the 11th or 12th c. The original was printed in black on a light ground, on tabby wool. I carved the block at approximate actual size of 8 inches across, after…