Registering (or aligning) prints can be nerve-wracking work at first. It’s simpler on paper, with its hard edges and low cost. But when you work with fabric, which is so much more elastic and expensive, the stakes are higher.
But soon you fall into a groove. Registering and printing become almost Zen-like. There’s something calming about the repetition, and, later, about the sense of mastery.
I’m two weeks in to what I’d thought would be a one-week print project. This is challenging, physical work, and yet I find myself looking forward to going to the studio each morning.
One more week of printing these bags, and then it will be time for a new project, a new challenge, a new set of skills to master.