“I dwell in Possibility-
A fairer House than Prose–
More numerous of Windows-
Of Chambers as the Cedars-
Impregnable of Eye-
And for an Everlasting Roof-
The Gambrels of the Sky-
Of Visitors-the fairest-
The spreading wide of narrow Hands
To gather Paradise-”
One of my ongoing projects is to make wearable art. In a prior post, I described my work process for silk-scarves. I also create artwork for neckties. When I work on neckties, I use a different set of design application techniques and tools. I will make an introduction of my necktie designs and the block printing process I use to create ties for the Geometric Botanicals wearable art series.
The process consists of using one of my artworks, carving the design onto a block of lino-cut, and transferring the artwork by means of the application of a resist agent mixed with a base dye color onto the fabric.
Some designs for the ties were more spontaneously crafted loosely based on other artworks or carved at the moment to create a new design of itself.
Some designs have been for particular projects or occasions, such as this one made from my son’s hands onto a tie for his grandfather as a special gift – this tie was titled “Child’s Hands – Global Links of Family Ties” in recognition of my father’s genealogical interests.