I was away last week so I didn't write to you. This week I am back, and so I will write to you.
Well, the hand-printed shower curtain is finished and is Somewhat Disappointing. Annie didn't iron the prints long enough (you must iron them to set the ink), and much of the ink came out in the wash. Here is the shower curtain with two of the three final stamps done, pre-washing:
And here it is with all three stamps after being washed.
Perhaps we can get Our Roommate with the Sewing Machine to make us another plain curtain to try on. In any event, we were not entirely pleased with the color scheme, so it could be good to have another go at it.
We did, however, make some prints on paper of the "H Monster" print, based on a drawing by the elder weasel. These look terrific:
In better news, Annie is preparing to print our studio chaise with a pattern from by Lena Corwin, who wrote the great printmaking book that has inspired these projects, Printing by Hand. We got a screen made by the kind folks at RC Silkscreening in South Boston. It's beautiful in an of itself.
More on that next week.
Until then, rest assured,
that we wish you
a very Happy Easter,
or at least,
some very good chocolate,
Harriet and Mickey