We gathered for a behind-the-scenes studio tour and printmaking workshop at Queen Bee Creations' retail space and working studio in North Portland. Not only did we learn about how they create their goods, but also the history behind why they make.
Rebecca Pearcy demonstrates the die cutter—the tool used to create the signature appliqués beloved in many Queen Bee pieces.
These bright and beautifully textured pieces of art are actually a utilitarian part of the printmaking process. Strips of plastic are used and reused to protect pieces of material that are not meant to be inked.
Inspired by the tour and ready to create and print with stamps of our own.
Attendees printing wrapping paper on the enormous silkscreen table, which is normally used to print repeating patterns on long lengths of fabric.