Tilly Jane Tank-top (original hand-pull linoleum block shirt) 2018

Tilly Jane Tank-top (original hand-pull linoleum block shirt) 2018


This tank top is an original piece of art. Pacific Northwest Inspired. Designed and printed in Portland, Oregon.

I first designed and carved the linoleum block using different gouge tools. I then inked the block using a brayer and Gamblin's Portland Intense Black oil based ink. Yes, Gamblin named an ink after our city :) I'm a member of a lovely print cooperative called Flight 64 where I have access to a Charles Brand Press. Each tank is hand pressed and made with love (sometimes sweat, sometimes tears). I like the laborious, low-tech approach which gives the image a dynamic line quality. The finished shirt offers slight variations due to the ink consistency and pressure. A block printed image will retain a richness in color wash after wash. The process video can be found on my instagram feed @Lakeeffectpress.

See my other posts for linocuts on paper and a colored screen print on paper.

Color: Heather Gray
Fabric: 60% combed ringspun cotton / 40% polyster lightweight jersey (super soft)
Shrink: This tank has been laundered for reduced shrinkage (be gentle in the dry cycle)

I recommend sizing up for a normal fit and size up 2 sizes if you prefer a flowy fit.
When measuring, measure seam to seam.
Measurements are also posted in the photos for your reference.

Small: Body Length 27.5" Body Width 15"
Medium: Body Length 28" Body Width 16"
Large: Body Length 28.5" Body Width 17"
XLarge: Body Length 29" Body Width 18"
2XLarge: Body Length 29.5" Body Width 19"

Machine wash on gentle inside out
Iron inside out on low

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