block-printing

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My Dimir pendant from gemstonechronologist arrived today!

As you can see, it is amazing.

Slightly more golden in color than I expected for “stainless steel,” and if I had it to do again I might go with gray.

But it is still the most beautiful thing and is perfect and I love it. And the warmer sheen is growing on me slowly.

It’s heavy, as you might expect from… a block of 3d printed steel :-P And while it’s generally heavy enough to stay put the way the chain is looped through the circle means it’s shifted a tiny bit a couple of times.

But wow is it beautiful, and I love the way it has the mana symbols on the back.

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Block Shop scarves are the most beautiful, wearable scarves you’ll ever own. They’re an Indian textile company founded by sisters Lily and Hopie Stockman. They work with the Chhipa family of master printers based in Bagru, India, who have been hand block printing with natural dyes for over 350 years. Their textiles are printed one at a time with carved wooden blocks and non-toxic vegetable dyes on the finest Indian silk-cotton blend. 

www.ceciliaferraro.com

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Saw the top picture today (whoever that teacher is, you are amazing. Thanks for posting it) and got inspired to make my own, but a small linoleum block version.

Literally none of my students appreciate this joke. I shall nerd-laugh to myself then.

Block Printing | Everything Golden

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!

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Block Printing

A long time ago we learned our first lesson about block printing with linocut at school. Now we spotted Derrick Castle, designer and typographer from Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Living in Nashville, he has been exposed to mixology and more modern interpretations of classic cocktails through friends that he has in the bartending industry. To pay tribute to some of his favorite classic cocktails he started with this series of block prints you can see above. As a city were music is born and celebrated every day he dedicated some works also to this soundful center of the south. Enjoy his work!

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Talismanic Scroll

Egypt, 11th century

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.”

Metropolitan Museum of Art