Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher

I've got a new book this week. It's called Printing the Block, it's a book of images - blockprinted fabric by Barron and Larcher - and poems by Jane Weir. Very inspiring stuff. Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher worked together producing patterned fabric in the 20's and 30's. They used natural dyes and printed by hand using wooden blocks.

I thought I might have a go at block printing and now I've discovered all these wonderful examples that were done yonks ago, it's intimidating really. I'm going to crack on and have a go anyway.

This is the best photo ever. What a good, well ordered set up and what wonderful work wear.

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