Another Way to Print on Fabric - Tea Towels

 I have covered the bed of the press with newsprint as a way to keep the towels clean while printing. I then set the blocks up using magnets - very simple. I ink the block using a hand brayer and am now ready to print.

I have covered the bed of the press with newsprint as a way to keep the towels clean while printing. I then set the blocks up using magnets - very simple. I ink the block using a hand brayer and am now ready to print.

 The printed towel - such a delight to see this clear, clean print. I heat set the prints using my iron after a couple days of drying. They wash beautifully in cold water.

The printed towel - such a delight to see this clear, clean print. I heat set the prints using my iron after a couple days of drying. They wash beautifully in cold water.

 I so love this image printed in yellow!

I so love this image printed in yellow!

I have recently discovered another way to use the many blocks I have carved and print on fabric. Tea towels are quite popular for use in the home. I began exploring ways to use my carved blocks and develop my own printed selection of tea towels. Needless to say, I am excited with these results!

 The blue tape is how I mark the towels to register them with the inked blocks. 

The blue tape is how I mark the towels to register them with the inked blocks. 

 I cover the towel arrangement with newsprint as a way of keeping it clean. I then roll the cylinder and rollers over this set-up and print.

I cover the towel arrangement with newsprint as a way of keeping it clean. I then roll the cylinder and rollers over this set-up and print.

 This ginkgo leaf block is set up, inked, and ready to print.

This ginkgo leaf block is set up, inked, and ready to print.

 A little hummingbird adorns this towel.

A little hummingbird adorns this towel.