In my previous post about Maiwa Handprints I mentioned that I visited that store before visiting Maiwa Supply. In today’s post I’ll show off a little from Maiwa Supply on Vancouver’s Granville Island.
While in Vancouver in late September I visited Granville Island and a few really lovely shops. I’ve visited Maiwa Handprints a number of times over the past years and it was a bit different than I remember, but still neat.
Today I’ll continue sharing highlights from my visit to the Turku Medieval Market, (Keskiaikaiset markkinat) in Turku, Finland.
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.
As the local A&S (Arts & Science) champion for Montengarde (Calgary) I’m hoping to put together a few A&S related TUA classes over the year at A&S practices and taverns (and some non A&S-related classes too). The first was the Naalbinding class I mentioned previously at May Tavern, and the next is a Block Printing class with Viscountess Morrigan on May 30th, 2016.
You do not need to be a SCA member to attend the class, being held at a private residence for A&S practice. There is no cost to attend. (However if you ARE interested in getting into the SCA, this is a nice low-key way of coming out and meeting some other people involved!)
Before starting on a much bigger project involving block-printing, I wanted to try out the technique with the blocks that I bought from an Etsy seller. I also wanted to swap out the bright green nylon tote bag I’ve been using to bring stuff to A&S classes and meetings with something that looked-and-felt a little bit more appropriate (even if it’s not actually historically-informed).