Woodblock printing is a technique
in which a pattern within a mold is pressed onto fabric, paper, or other
surfaces. Also known as woodcut printing, this printing technique is
used in many fields such as handicrafts, fashion, advertising, and decoration.
A woodblock print mold is prepared by carving materials with special knives.
Woodblock printing, one of the oldest printing techniques, is of interest to
people who are interested in handicrafts today.
Woodblock printing is an ideal printing technique for
textile products. Woodblock printing, which is easily performed with woodblock
molds, is used to color clothes, covers, cloth bags, or aprons. You can choose
from woodblock molds with different patterns and sizes to make your frequently
used kitchen aprons colorful at home.
Printing an Apron with a Woodblock Print
Woodblock printing is a practical and enjoyable
technique that you can easily apply at home. Printing an apron with a woodblock
print mold or making a new apron is quite simple. You can follow these steps to
make a kitchen apron with a woodblock print mold:
•First, determine the size of the print mold you will
use in the printing process.
•Then, cut fabric in a size that fits your print mold.
•Place the fabric according to the mold and pour the
paint you will use in the printing process into a flat container.
•Then, you can use a clean dish sponge to paint the
mold. It would be useful to make sure that the mold is fully painted at this
•You can start the printing process by placing the
print mold on the fabric you will use for the apron on a flat surface.
•Be careful to press the print mold firmly and
distinctly for the printing process. You can apply slight pressure to the mold
with your wrist.
•After the woodblock printing process, you can color
your print with the colors of your choice. It would be appropriate to choose a
thin brush for this process.
•To turn the molded fabric into an apron, you can cut
the fabric into the shape of an apron and sew a strap and a belt.
•After completing the printing process, you can leave
your apron to dry for a while.
•After the print is dried, you can fix it by ironing
the back of your apron.