Sometimes the best craft hacks are the simplest! As any marbler can tell you, an abundant supply of rags convenient to the work space is essential. So is the ability to clean one's hands between prints.
I like to have a clean, dry rag available to dry my hands with, but it always seemed to wind up getting mixed in with the increasingly soggy and paint saturated ones at my work station.
Then I took some old t-shirts and cut them up, leaving the collar intact. I hang one on a hook in the bathroom where I rinse and hang just-printed scarves. When I rinse and dry my hands between prints, I no longer have the frustration of fishing around for a rag that's not going to redeposit paint back on my hands just as I'm getting ready to handle the next pristine white scarf.
It's such a small thing, but this improvement has had a surprisingly large payoff in terms of convenience and efficiency!
Happy Spring - the snow has been falling fast and furious all day long here in New York, but it's Spring nonetheless, and that means show season! I'm excited to have just been accepted to the Bedford Barrow Commerce Block Association Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Show on May 16th in Greenwich Village in NYC. And I've just added a Show Calendar page to the website, so you can keep tabs on where I'll be. I'll be updating it with more dates soon!