Last week UK printmaker Dee Beale tweeted a compliment about my shop, and minutes later I was checking out her work and placing a wholesale order! Take a look at her Scandinavian-inspired animal prints, and you’ll see why I didn’t hesitate. Her threesome of pine martens, the (apparently more stylish) European cousins of our weasels, is my favorite. So retro!
Dee prints limited editions on a Gocco, a discontinued Japanese screen-printing tool that has passionate advocates. Fans scrounge for supplies (out of production since 2005) and share printing tips in forums. You can read about Gocco and watch a card-making tutorial here.