Steffa Zip Pouch
This pouch is block printed by hand on natural linen, then embroidered. The sturdy brass YKK zipper is tied with twill tape. The pouch is fully lined with Cotton + Steel fabric. The block printed and stitched image is only on the front of the bag.
Dimensions: 8" x 4"
The fabric used in my work is block printed and stitched by hand. I start by drawing a design, then carving it into a block. To print the fabric, the block is inked again and again and pressed onto the fabric. Once dried and heat set, I stitch the fabric—by hand to embroider it and/or with a machine to create sewn goods.
Variations are inherent to the handmade process, and through them one can see the hand work involved in creating this item.