Each design is carved into a golden cut linoleum block using knives and gouges.  After it's rolled with ink, Elizabeth uses her body weight to press the ink through silk, then hand-dyes the textile once the ink dries.

Each design is carved into a golden cut linoleum block using knives and gouges.  After it's rolled with ink, Elizabeth uses her body weight to press the ink through silk, then hand-dyes the textile once the ink dries.

 


COTE - noun ( ˈkōt, ˈkät) Old French
"Outer garment with sleeves, a coat"

When researching my married surname, Calcote, I discovered meaning of 'COTE' in the Old French of the Middle Ages. The name fit perfectly with the pocket squares I block-print and hand-dye out of my home studio in Charleston, South Carolina. Each design, inspired by a historical figure, is meant to fill an empty pocket with a burst of color and fanciful imagery.  Don't be a square, wear a square!

-Elizabeth Calcote

For inquiries, collaborations, or custom colors please email cotesquares@gmail.com