Featured Artist | Jacqline Woodcock | Comform and Calm

Jacqueline Woodcock is the owner of Comfort and Calm. Situated on the Gold Coast, Australia, Jacqueline's shop is all about handmade. Three Cs as Jacqueline would call them- Ceramics, Cushions, Candles are the core of Jacqueline's handmade business.

Her love for handmade comes alive in form of her linen cushion covers and tea towels that she beautifully hand block prints before stitching.

Hand Block Printed Feathers Linen Pillow Cover

September 21, 2017 by DesiCrafts Shop

How to Use Stripes Like a Pro : Fashion Trends

Using too much stripes everywhere may become boring and so one should choose combination prints very carefully. If you are planning to use Indigo and White stripes in the living room, try some Indigo dots with the stripes to avoid boredom. 

It's also possible to use only two colors everywhere in the room and yet making it look extremely interesting. 

Checkout DesiCrafts Indigo and White mood board with some interesting bits. 

How to use stripes like a boss!

September 05, 2017 by DesiCrafts Shop

The Past and The Present : An Iranian Legacy

Internationally recognised as a lifestyle and fashion photographer, Sebastian Cortés’ most recent series Sidhpur: Time Present Time Past is an in-depth photographic exploration of the Bohra Islamic community in Sidhpur, a little-known small town in Gujarat. Building on his desire to explore forms of biography, memory and metaphor—this latest exhibition demonstrates Cortés’ continuing interest in documenting and uncovering India’s more enigmatic facets, this time through careful photographic studies of the traditional habitats and domestic spaces of the Dawoodi Bohras, an elusive and veiled Islamic community. 

Iranian Culture in India

August 03, 2017 by DesiCrafts Shop

New Arrivals: Handblock Printed Soft Cotton Fabrics For Dresses Curtains and Baby Nursery

We have spotted this particular floral pattern in the hindi movie Hindi Medium in which the actress Saba Quareem wears big bold pattern with ease. Sab has worn many such big patterns through out the movie but the most striking among all was the floral pattern in Red and Green over White background. 

DesiCrafts handblock printed fabric in Hindi Medium movie

July 25, 2017 by DesiCrafts Shop

Dreamcatchers and Much More in Latest Collection of Block Printing Stamps

DIY and hobby crafters, get ready for a huge collection of wooden stamps to experiment with. DesiCrafts brings to you dreamcatchers, feathers, mandalas, buildings, kawaii animals, mandalas and more. Our expert artisans make sure that you have fun while printing with these wooden stamps.

We have made block printing pretty easy for newbies too! Each block comes packed with printed instructions on how to use and how to take care of your wooden blocks. And if you are an expert, you already know the deal ;)

New collection of block printing stamps at DesiCrafts

May 28, 2017 by DesiCrafts Shop

Sari Play : Five Creative Ways to Use Your Vintage Silk Saris

Six yards of silk combined with gold or silver, sheer Chiffon or Georgette and of course the cotton ones with embellished pallu these saris used to be part of my mother's wardrobe and now I inherit the treasure.  Some times saris get old and other times we would like to discard them because we have worn at too many occasions or if they are out of trend. In India, it's not very uncommon to exchange an old sari and other clothes for something that you need in the kitchen or any other part of the house.

Sari ideas
May 25, 2017 by DesiCrafts Shop

Featured Art : Blue Pottery Of Jaipur

The process of making Blue Pottery is quite time consuming and requires precision and hard work and involve many steps. This beautiful craft continues to one of the finest from India to the International craft market. USA is the major importer of Indian Blue Pottery while other countries like Australia, Canada, Singapore are also big importer. Blue Pottery is admired all over the world including many European countries like Austria, Germany, Norway etc.

Blue Pottery Of Jaipur

April 23, 2017 by DesiCrafts Shop

There is an Air about India - Air India Vintage Posters

Air India is the Flag Carrier airline of India, owned by the government of India. Air India is considered to be the third-largest airline of India in terms of passengers carried after Indigo and Jet Airways.

Flickr user Anil Agarwal shares some vintage Air India posters.

Air India is the Flag Carrier airline of India, owned by the government of India. Here are some vintage posters of Air India adverts from the past.

January 03, 2017 by DesiCrafts Shop
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Wooden Block Makers Of Bagru

Wood block making is an interesting art to learn or to pick up as a hobby. The blocks which are used to make colorful prints on fabrics and other surfaces, are made by some really hard working hands who know how to work with precision. A small mistake can ruin the pattern and that's why they are called experts in their area.

DesiCrafts wooden stamps makers in Rajasthan

January 02, 2017 by DesiCrafts Shop

Pantone Color of the Year 2017 Greenery is Here

The Pantone color of the year for 2017 has been announced and it is 'Greenery'.

The color is full of freshness and relaxation. Pantone Color Institute has also suggested a list of colors which will be trending during Spring-Summer 2017.

Panton Color Institute Color Trends for 2017
December 30, 2016 by DesiCrafts Shop