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© Markus Wach
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© Helge Kirchberger Photography
© Helge Kirchberger Photography
© Helge Kirchberger Photography

Markus Wach

Markus Wach Block printer
Contact
German, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+43 6644146820
© Helge Kirchberger Photography

A new approach to a family tradition

  • • The printing technique Markus uses hasn’t changed for millennia
  • • His most famous customer is HRH The Prince of Wales
  • • He loves the lively history of his home region

Brought up in a family of traditional hand printers in rural Austria, Markus initially trained as a fashion designer in Vienna, before working for famous fashion brands in Paris (Castel Bajac, Kenzo) and Sydney (Harry Who). On the verge of what might have been a successful international career, a visit to his home town changed his plans. When he found out his mother wanted to shut down her workshop, Markus knew at that moment that he had to make a decision. He chose to stay true to his family roots and ultimately became the most modern and innovative traditional block printer in Austria.

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Works

  • © Markus Wach
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  • © Markus Wach
Photo: © Markus Wach
Fur scarf

Hand-printed with designs in shades of blue, this triangular silk scarf was trimmed with a green fur border and finished with horn pendants. Markus works on every stage of the process, from mixing the colours for the dyes to block-printing the fabric.

Length 84 cm
Width 125 cm

Markus Wach Block printer
Photo: © Markus Wach
Fur scarf II

This triangular hand-printed silk scarf is trimmed with brown rabbit fur and finished with horn pendants. Markus works on every stage of the process, from mixing the colours for the dyes to block-printing the fabric.

Length 84 cm
Width 125 cm

Markus Wach Block printer
Photo: © Markus Wach
Scarf

This silk scarf was designed with an array of floral patterns printed on the fabric using hand blocks and specially made dyes in shades of orange. Markus works on every stage of the process, from mixing the colours to block-printing the fabric.

Length 80 cm
Width 80 cm

Markus Wach Block printer
Photo: © Markus Wach
Scarf II

This green and blue silk scarf was hand-printed with a tartan pattern. Markus works on every stage of the process, from mixing the colours for the dyes to block-printing the fabric.

Length 80 cm
Width 80 cm

Markus Wach Block printer
Photo: © Markus Wach
Scarf III

This green and blue silk scarf was hand-printed with a pattern inspired by tartan. Markus works on every stage of the process, from mixing the colours for the dyes to block-printing the fabric.

Length 80 cm
Width 80 cm

Markus Wach Block printer

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