Trina Stand Up Pouch
This pencil case is block printed by hand on gray canvas. The unlined case closes with a sturdy brass YKK zipper tied with cotton twill tape. The block printed image is only on the front of the bag.
- Orange circles with blue zip
- Blue triangles with lime zip
- Red X with white zip
Dimensions: 8"L x 3"H x 2"D
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.