Friday, February 26, 2010

.oh, gee.

Our first poster assignment in my letterpress class was due this Wednesday. The critique was great, and there were so many great posters and photographs. I really love this class. It's great to be around people who aren't in crafts (not that I don't love my fellow craftspeople, I do). It's just really refreshing.

I love the process. I knew I would, and I do. I love that everything involves my hands, my fingers, my whole body. It's like weaving. Everything must be done in a certain order, in a certain way, and once you get that, it's very calming.




Carving this block was a painful process, but so rewarding. I just have to take it much slower next time...


I love the little ornaments we have!

Because I was swiftly running out of time with my first run, I used the proof press. It's not so great at printing a block like mine...

Inking up the big Vandercook. It's self-inking, so you don't have to spread the ink out. Yay!

The rollers are spinning furiously! I love this moment between empty rollers and fully inked rollers. It's like putting cream in your coffee. Or pouring dye into a dyebath.

All inked up and ready to go.

My teacher pulled the first couple prints to make sure we had it set up correctly.

I love them! I can't wait to print this again. This time, I'll get the packing under the block right. It would be so cool if I could sell the pattern alone as prints.

13 comments:

katy elliott said...

Fun beautiful!

Matt Chung said...

so cool! I want to take this class...

Brittany Noel said...

Hi Katy! That's so funny, I was just leaving a comment on your blog when I saw that you were visiting mine! Oh, what a silly world. Thank you much :)

Matt, I wish you were in this class. I'll save the best print for you :)

Marchi Wierson said...

That pattern would be great on fabric too. great job!!

Brittany Noel said...

Hi March! Thanks, I had actually originally designed it for fabric! I'm glad you said that :) I designed it with the kitchen in mind and all of the textiles and canisters and such that go in a kitchen/dining room.

French Press Knits said...

So excited to see these- love how they turned out!

Brittany Noel said...

Hey, thanks Melynda! We need to get together again sometime soon :)

All Things +Woman said...

This looks so fun and your prints look nice & fresh!

Brittany Noel said...

Hi All Things! I love this process. Thanks :)

t does wool said...

fabulous Brittany!!
I'm going to have to have you design me some labels for my knits!!!

Brittany Noel said...

Thanks Theresa! That would be so much fun! I love making patterns :)

Des said...

What an interesting and informative post. Thanks for sharing this.

Brittany Noel said...

Thanks Des! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)