May 13, 2019

Hand-printed tote Bags

  • A cream tote bag with the words Knit Knit Knit in red.

Since last year I have fallen into the wonderful world of linocut! A variant of woodcut, linocut was used for the first time at the beginning of the 20th century, by the German expressionist group Die Brücke. Not to be confounded by general block printing (which normally uses some kind of rubber) linocut uses linoleum, a natural material made from linseed oil, rosin, wood flour, cork, limestone, pigments and jute. So all natural and recyclable: when I am finished with a block I put it in the compost in my garden!

Carving a block of lino is one of the most satisfying activity I have ever tried! The next logical step was to apply all this happiness and joy to my work!

And then the Linocut Tote where born!

These totes are big enough to help you carry around your yarn or your groceries. They are foldable, and you can always keep them in your purse, to hold your last shopping spree!

They are made of 100% cotton and hand printed by me with my original drawing, hand carved in linoleum. Every tote is part of a very small batch of numbered pieces and they won’t be replicated in the future in these

All prints have some kind of connection to my life:
– #Tricot: I live in France, and tricot means knitting in french. If you share something about knitting #tricot is the go to hashtag!
– Stripes and pipes is a variant of my original drawing that I created last year for a limited edition of zip pouches.
– Gortyna, inspired by the many dry wild carrots flowers we have seen near Gortyna, Crete, Greece, during our 2018 summer vacation.
– Knit Knit Knit is what we all want to do in our spare time 🙂
There are only few items available for each design: hurry up!

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