Chromoxylography looks like one of those words you just glaze over while reading some article. In reality, it is the intricate process of woodblock printing. It has been around for several centuries, most likely developed in Europe. First, an image or design is printed onto a woodblock, then the spaces are handcarved leaving the image as a relief. The block is the dipped into a shallow bowl of ink or dye and applied to the fabric or paper. This is done for each color, applying layer after layer until it is complete. When it dries, the artist goes in and fills all the details and borders. The whole process is incredibly time-consuming and meticulous. Check out our Fern Prints and spring table linens to see the incredible finished product.
Below you’ll find some pictures of Andrew learning the process first-hand. Look at how detailed the wood carvings are!