My main focus with printmaking is relief linocut printmaking. I like to use this in a variety of ways, traditional fine art printmaking, block printing on fabric as well as letterpress printing.
Flour Sack Cloths
By far, my most popular hand printed item, it is tough to keep these 100% cotton hand dyed and stamped cloths in stock. Please contact me for price and availability of my Standard sizes. Deluxe Flour Sack Cloths are available at Bluerock Gallery in Black Diamond and Muk Luk Magpies in Airdie. Photos sometimes don't capture the exact colour of the dye and printing - these are best viewed in real life!
Each cloth is custom dyed by me, stamped using hand carved blocks with hand mixed ink colours. Each one is one of a kind and has been stamped approximately 24 - 30 times per cloth. (it's a labour of love!) They can be used in a number of ways: tea towels, scarves, receiving blankets, bread basket liners or for a beautiful one of a kind hostess or teacher gift. Flour sack cloth improve with age and use, becoming softer and more luxurious with every use. It is not uncommon to see a flour sack tea towel in regular use for over a decade.
Generally these are sold through seasonal markets and local shops and galleries, please contact me for availability.
.My letterpress shop is a work in progress, currently I am operating three platen presses - a table top Kelsey 6x10, a Peerless Platen floor model as well as my most recent acquisition, a Chandler and Price Old Style Platen floor model. Also found in my shop is a floor model Peerless papercutter, a bookpress and many, many, drawers of typeface.
Since I am still sorting, cataloging and learning, this section is a work in progress. You can find me working at Heritage Park at the Strathmore Standard, the newspaper office circa 1909 as well as selling my hand printed goods at seasonal markets and local shops and galleries.
Keep checking back for pictures and lessons. Contact me for more information.or to connect - I love hearing from other letterpress aficionados!