Out of Africa Part 3 - Printing on Fabric

I have set up blocks on my Vandercook in order to print on fabric in the past.  I decided to do the same with the patterned blocks. I then used the fabric to create zipper bags. Needless to say, this was loads of fun and I am delighted with the results!

 I ink the blocks using a brayer.

I ink the blocks using a brayer.

I have set up blocks on my Vandercook in order to print on fabric in the past.  I decided to do the same with the patterned blocks. I then used the fabric to create zipper pouches. Needless to say, this was loads of fun and I am delighted with the results!

 Several prints cut and ready to sew. One is all sewn up!

Several prints cut and ready to sew. One is all sewn up!

 Carved block set into press bed, inked up, and pulling a print on cotton muslin. The blue tape helps me with registering the fabric pieces.

Carved block set into press bed, inked up, and pulling a print on cotton muslin. The blue tape helps me with registering the fabric pieces.

 Completed bags ready to sell. Notice that the back of the bags is a commercially printed fabric; they are lined with plain muslin. They are selling quite well and customers use them for a variety of purposes - art supplies, cosmetics, money, etc. 

Completed bags ready to sell. Notice that the back of the bags is a commercially printed fabric; they are lined with plain muslin. They are selling quite well and customers use them for a variety of purposes - art supplies, cosmetics, money, etc.