Long time readers will know how much I love block printing. I think it’s the carving that I enjoy the most - it’s so rewarding seeing your design ‘come to life’ and seeing it printed onto fabric or paper. This DIY is to make napkins but you can print onto anything - you could even block print a repeat pattern onto a plain quilt cover! If you’re not sure about what to design, do a search on google and get inspired. You just might find a new passion!
Finished ram skull linoleum carving printed on fabric. I will be putting this design on clothing and selling it in the future. Very pleased with the result- being patient with the horns definitely paid off.
Contains ayat al-kursi, among other verses and invocations.
Centuries before block printing was introduced in Europe, the technique was used in the Islamic world to produce miniature texts consisting of prayers, incantations, and Qur'anic verses that were kept in amulet boxes. The text on this amulet is in the angular kufic script. The six-pointed star, a familiar symbol in Islamic art, is usually called “Solomon’s seal.”
Fritz made this piece shortly after Nelson Mandela passed away. Hand cut linoleum and block printed. Of the piece he said, “It was such big news across the world. Notice how the other headlines are abstract, they don’t matter. He was a great man. The world respected this man.”
Mum on her days off did some block printing for our online store. This is just the testing part but we will transfer it onto cushion covers soon. I think its going to be very popular. Ill make sure I show you the final product when it is done :D