Friday, February 21, 2014

The making of a Hermes Scarf - modern method

There's been some lively discussion on our forum regarding the old process of making Hermes scarfs using woodblocks. Found a few printmaking videos on YT that show current silkscreen printmaking methods. These were taken at Hermes' "Festival des Metiers" at 583 Park Avenue with silk maker Kamel Hamadou in 2012.

Here is one video from Beckford For more info and photos go to: Festival des Metiers

Here is an additional video from a production run for Beckford Silk

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tom Killion - woodblock Printmaker

Back in 2009 I attended a presentation/workshop by California printmaker Tom Killion at the Columbia College in Chicago. His prints and many books had been an inspiration to me and my interest in woodcblock printmaking. You can go to the Baren archives and see photos from that day here: Tom Killion workshop

Here are some short online video clips from around that time with Tom describing his process and inspiration.

Tom Killion's website is at:

Friday, February 14, 2014

Printmaker Katsutoshi Yuasa's

Japanese artist Katsutoshi Yuasa's Woodcut Print. In these two videos the artist shows the creation and hand-printing of a very large print and explains the thoughs and motivation behind his art work.

For more info and images by this artist go to: