I’m not sure what the nonsensical heading for this post means (um, talk about a redundant sentence!) but it kinda fits in with the crazy-nervous-butterflies feeling I get when I think of the gocco sitting in my spare bedroom closet at home.
What is a gocco? Basically it is a Japanese screenprinting machine, made for home use and designed to be user-friendly. Using the gocco, you can create a stencil of an image and then apply ink to “stamp” (or screenprint) your image onto paper, cloth, etc.
When gocco was created in 1977 it was extremely popular in Japan; since then it has also gained a steady U.S. following… particularly in (you guessed it!) the wedding invitation market!
If you’ve heard about gocco before then you probably also know that even though there is a steady following in the US, the Japanese company which produced gocco has ceased production. Never fear however!! There are MANY places to get supplies (etsy is a popular one, as well as ebay), for reasonable prices.
You can probably guess where this is all heading: I am planning to gocco our wedding invitations! (EKK! Being as “non-crafty” as I am, writing that makes me very nervous!!) I am *not* however designing our invitations. Oh, no- I’m leaving the design work up to a professional. (Speaking of which, stay tuned for information on the AMAZING designer who agreed to work with us! She is seriously fantastic.)
So, am I crazy to decide to gocco 175 invitations? Hmmm….I would say yes, but I do have the awesome help of friends & Mr.A to get me through it! 🙂
Anyone else out there gocco’ing your invitations?! And/or, has anyone else seen amazing examples of gocco work?