Some time ago I took part in a workshop where we were shown how to turn leaves and fruit of different types of trees into natural inks. First we took a walk through the outskirts of town and picked the material, then we produced the inks and tried them out on paper. Among others we used fruits of maple trees, mahony or elder berries.
These prints were made using rubber carving blocks and special inks for block printing on fabric. I might print some of them on shirts and little notebooks for my next craft fair in spring…
A friend of mine is a textile designer and I love to print.
So it was just a matter of time to start printing on fabric. This is going to be our first collaborative piece of work, a beach mat.
We will also take part in this craft fair in April which I´m really looking forward to.