Crochet is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook. The name is derived from the French term crochet, meaning 'small hook'
WHAT'S SCREEN PRINTING?
Screen printing is a printing technique where mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. One color is printed at a time by hand, so several screens can be used to produce a multicolored image or design.
WHAT'S WOODBLOCK PRINTING?
The woodcut is literally the oldest and raddest form of printmaking techniques. The process goes like this:
- CARVE THE BLOCK. Carve an image backwards into a block of wood. The reason for carving backwards is because the image is reversed when printed.
- INK THE BLOCK. The final carved block creates a surface that is raised (the areas you left are higher than the areas you carved away) which allows for ink to be applied with a brayer.
- PRINT THE BLOCK. Once the woodblock is all inked up and looking all sorts of sexy, it's then printed by hand.
- EDITION THE BLOCK. Once you are happy with the printed image, you can print an edition. An edition is a set number of prints that are consistent in their printing. These prints are numbered out of the total number of prints. For example if you pulled 100 prints, you would "edition" these prints 1/100, 2/100, 3/100 and so on.
- DO IT AGAIN. It's addictive, and fun.