Turku Medieval Market – block printing

A chance to try your hand at block printing at the Turku Medieval Market

A chance to try your hand at block printing at the Turku Medieval Market

Today I’ll continue sharing highlights from my visit to the Turku Medieval Market, (Keskiaikaiset markkinat) in Turku, Finland.

A few of the blocks available to play with at the Turku Medieval Market

A few of the blocks available to play with at the Turku Medieval Market

There were a number of vendors at the market, demonstrations, and activities. One of the activities that was set up was the chance for people to try their hand at some block printing.

(Of course, this totally made me think of the Facebook page of my acquaintance Morrigan – Adventures in Block Printing. If you are interested in learning more about the craft, visit her page!)

They didn’t have fabric to print on – instead they had plain cards so people could have something easy to carry with them – several were hanging up to dry in the tent when I visited.

I`ve done some block printing in the past (check the Block Printing tag to see more) and the blocks kind of looked messy (I`m guessing the kids got to them first!) and I was worried about getting my hands and outfit (and future purchases!) dirty, so I opted not to print with them since I didn’t see any place to wash my hands – but I still wanted to take some photos!

What do you think about the blocks they had for demonstration? I think having block printing going for a demonstration is a great idea!

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