block printing by hand


i was staring at my shower curtain last night-- noticing the places that the color does not line up perfectly inside the lines-- and i realized that when i used to see printed fabrics that were slightly off kilter i would assume that the machine that printed them had messed up somewhere. now, staring at my shower curtain, i know that when some color is outside the lines, it is because the person who was placing his/her block on that part of the cloth put it a little too far to the left or right.  each color, each part of the pattern is done one small part at a time, all by hand.

now i like looking for those tiny imperfections-- always amazed at how few there are.

-mary-moore. 

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