Block Printing

An age old technique in a modern world

Block printing is the most wonderful physical form of creativity as well as being a means to create important, beautiful and practical items for our homes.  I have been blown away by the talent I have encountered and will strive to do my best to keep the craft alive and viable.

  • An array of Molly's wooden carved blocks that are used at various block printing workshops all sat upon a block printers wool pad splashed with block marks

Designed in Sussex

Inspired by nature, my travels to India and things that I notice in my daily life, I turn my images into repeat designs and carve them into a block.

Molly Mahon printmaker's online course demonstrating in her studio with all her block printed examples
molly mahon sitting with master block carver carving out and inspecting molly's design in India

Block carving in India

Is an art in itself! This is my passion seeing my designs come alive through this hands on process and the skill of other artisans.

The Printing Process

Every block placed is unique. The skill these master block printers have is remarkable. The accuracy is mesmerising and the action brings the fabric alive.

Master craftsman block printing Molly Mahon's design blue polka dot used for table cloths and napkins