Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Wood Block printed Wren Dress

YAY!!!!!! A wood block hand printed Wren dress. 
I used the Wren Dress pattern from Colette Patterns. https://www.colettepatterns.com/catalog/wren
I added a lot of fabric to the front panels because I like my dresses to drape off of my belly rather than hug my belly. I do this by adding a upside-down v shape in my pattern to the middle section of the front panel and adding to the center front panels on the inside seam.
What I am very excited about is the wood block prints! Colette gave a tutorial on her blog about this last summer and I am finally getting around to doing it. Here is Colette's inspiration:https://blog.colettehq.com/inspiration/creating-a-block-print-lily-5-tips-tricks

The paint is from Darma Trading co. http://www.dharmatrading.com/paints/jacquard-textile-colors.html I also got linoleum wood blocks to carve my own designs! http://www.dharmatrading.com/tools/mounted-linoleum-blocks.html

I am so excited about continuing to explore this option of art and design!

The only concern I have is how long will the paint really hold up in the wash? I will be testing that out. So far I have washed this 3 times in cold water and all is well.

The possibilities are ENDLESS!!!!!!

"When the wind blows
the grass
whistles and whispers
in myths and riddles
and not in our language...."
Mary Oliver

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