The physical print making part of my business has been my absolute full focus for the past few weeks. I’m in that awkward in between part of transitioning from block printing most of my tea towels to screen printing most of them, and there’s a lot of catching up that still needs to happen in the next few weeks 🍋
Transitioning to screen printing (through a local shop in Portland - yay!) will allow myself more time to focus on other aspects of my brand such a photography, website and other brand-related updates, but more importantly more space for collaborative + education opportunities within my community. Although I absolutely love the process of block printing, I know that I don’t want to be hand printing all day, every day, so I decided to make some changes to shift my process a little as I grow. I’ve talked about screen printing my work for a few months now, but it’s gotten to the point where it needs to happen ✨
It’s important to recognize which tasks should be outsourced, and which should be kept in house depending on how you see yourself growing and the areas you’d like to maintain 100% control over. This isn’t always easy because it can be difficult to let go of something that you’re used to having an eye on from start to finish, but if you’re just one person doing the work, it can be too much.
I won’t be stopping the block printing part, because it’s my favorite way to test + feel out new patterns and designs, and also get a gauge on general interest 💛
Pattern printed with @speedball_ink .