go go gocco

Posted by on February 19, 2007 in craft | 8 comments

Happy President’s Day! It’s a stock market holiday, which means I have
the day off. It’s pouring rain outside, so I’ll be inside working on
some fun things, one of which is my new Print Gocco.

I got myself a little treat with my bonus last month. While most of it went to exciting things like bill-paying and car-repairing, I found a print gocco on ebay for a really good price, and snatched it up before anyone else saw it. They’ve typically been going for well over $100, but I found a slightly used one for $55, and even with the shipping from Japan, it was still well under $100. I tried it out this weekend, and made myself some personalized note cards:

I love the way they came out, and it was so fun to do! To see how this clever little contraption works, here is a good explanation. It’s sort of a cross between screenprinting and stamping. I think I’m going to have a lot of fun with it!


My next project here on the farm is going to be a couple of beehives, hence the vintage beehive clipart :o)


  1. Very pretty first print. I found your blog via flickr. I only wish they didn’t discontinue gocco machines. Rainy days are perfect for inside projects!

  2. Wow, that’s pretty nifty.

  3. Those cards are amazing! I can’t believe you’ve never gocco-ed before! Gocco intrigues me, I have no idea how it works, but I always love what people make with their gocco machines. I’ll have to take a look at the explanation link! Great job!

  4. Your cards are beautiful. I have a gocco too and I’ve been experimenting with cloth lately and it’s fantastic. I now want to make some personal stationary too. You’ve inspired me :o)

  5. Oh wow these are brilliant now I want a Gocco but apparently they have been dicontinued? Looks like you were really lucky.

  6. I just LOVE, LOVE these prints. Bees, behives, honey. I love it all!! 🙂

  7. Hi, can I ask what color you used? I’m making a similar old botanic print, but can’t decide what color green to get.

  8. Hey, I have been looking for a vintage beehive image like this everywhere for my wedding invites – can you tell me where you sourced this image?

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