ComradeKitsch

Ink Blot

Los Angeles, California · 103 Sales

ComradeKitsch

Ink Blot

Los Angeles, California 103 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Anya

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Note from shop owner Hey everyone. I'm currently an indefinite adventure - one that involves baklava, double-boiled tea, and the sea. Happy explorations to you all!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 1, 2014

Hey everyone. I'm currently an indefinite adventure - one that involves baklava, double-boiled tea, and the sea. Happy explorations to you all!

Anya

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Anya

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Kim Stokes

Kim Stokes on May 21, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Very beautiful design, fast shipping

kadeked

kadeked on Apr 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Cool pin. You can tell this was made with quality materials (and love, or something)

kadeked

kadeked on Apr 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, unique cards. I always get compliments on these cards when I send them. Cards have a nice weight and interesting designs. I like to keep a few in my desk so I always have something on hand for events I forget (birthdays, major holidays, etc). Nice seller too ;)

kadeked

kadeked on Apr 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, unique cards. I always get compliments on these cards when I send them. Cards have a nice weight and interesting designs. I like to keep a few in my desk so I always have something on hand for events I forget (birthdays, major holidays, etc). Nice seller too ;)

kadeked

kadeked on Apr 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, unique cards. I always get compliments on these cards when I send them. Cards have a nice weight and interesting designs. I like to keep a few in my desk so I always have something on hand for events I forget (birthdays, major holidays, etc). Nice seller too ;)

kadeked

kadeked on Apr 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, unique cards. I always get compliments on these cards when I send them. Cards have a nice weight and interesting designs. I like to keep a few in my desk so I always have something on hand for events I forget (birthdays, major holidays, etc). Nice seller too ;)

kadeked

kadeked on Apr 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, unique cards. I always get compliments on these cards when I send them. Cards have a nice weight and interesting designs. I like to keep a few in my desk so I always have something on hand for events I forget (birthdays, major holidays, etc). Nice seller too ;)

kadeked

kadeked on Apr 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, unique cards. I always get compliments on these cards when I send them. Cards have a nice weight and interesting designs. I like to keep a few in my desk so I always have something on hand for events I forget (birthdays, major holidays, etc). Nice seller too ;)

Morgan Callahan

Morgan Callahan on Apr 22, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Bright and sassy - this necklace is super cute and easy to wear with a lot of different things, from dresses to jeans. Yay!

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About

tactile studies in paper and frabic, the old way.

Though my mom denies it, I'm pretty sure I was born with a calligraphy pen in one hand and a (very) small dictionary in the other. That's when all of this started. Over the years I've put down books and pens temporarily, but only so I can pick up their friends: clay, yarn, conté, wax, more glue than you could shake a stick at...

My shift towards the paper and printmaking of Ink Blot happened during a trip I took to Italy when I was thirteen. I not only saw so many stunning handmade items (sculpture, ceramics, marbled paper, Venetian glass etc), but got to meet a lot of the hands that made them, and those objects and their makers changed my life. They woke me up to the fact that real people still make time-consuming, skill-intensive art - just like they did hundreds of years ago - and if I allowed myself to follow my curiosity, I could too.

For me, connecting to old techniques, processes, and images is a way to honor the artists and artisans that came before me. It's a way to inherit and *use* the knowledge and skill those patient men and women in cramped workshops sought hundreds of years ago.

My hand-pulled linocut cards usually start out as a sketch or if architectural, from a photo I've taken. They're transferred to a piece of linoleum and carved by hand with a gouge. (See the pictures below!) I print them without a press of any kind - just two hands and the back of a metal spoon. Any embellishments, like color, text, or collage, are added after the ink dries.

My kanzashi-style pins and necklaces are an ode to the crisp, precise lines I love in conjunction with the softness of fiber. Every petal you see starts out as a square cut from a swathe of cloth. Every square is creased and ironed once, and then hangs out until it is folded further, has its ends trimmed, and then sewn next to others. Eventually, glue and more fabric are involved, along with beads and clasps. (If that sounds like a long process - it is.)

Let's go slow. Let's love and use what we make.

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  • anya

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hey gang. I'm Anya. I'm a writer, an English teacher, and a maker. My shop is an extension of my personal interests in travel, architecture, and simple tactile pleasures. I focus on linocut cards and intricately folded fabric jewelry. Welcome.

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Last updated on November 27, 2012

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payment through PayPal and request that all payments be made within three days of purchase. If I do not receive said payment, I'll cancel the order.
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I ship all items through the US Postal service and will be happy to register / confirm receipt for any packages if requested. Please contact me if you'd like something sent to an address other than the one listed with Etsy.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you are dismayed, disappointed, disheartened or in any way dissatisfied with your purchase, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I will accept returns (with a refund) and exchanges if contacted within three days of receipt of your item, though all items must be returned to me in the condition in which you received them.
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