Walking the Block, is a poetic biography based on the lives of the Modernist handblock printers and textile artists, Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher, who created a unique range of hand block printed naturally dyed textiles between the two World wars. Their work was widely commissioned by a range of clients including Coco Chanel, the Duke of Westminster, Winchester Cathedral and Girton College, Cambridge. Jane Weir was also responsible for designing the book with a view to emulating the creative approaches of Phyllis and Dorothy and it is printed from paper manufactured from sustainable forest sources and printed with vegetable based inks.
Highly Commended in the Literature Category of the British Book Design Awards
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