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

Natural Indigo Dyed Fabrics Of Bagru

Hand carved wooden blocks, in Bagru village of Rajasthan. Most block maker artisans are doing this work for generations. With changing world and with new means of communications new generation of block makers is able to do business in India and abroad with a lot more ease. 

Once the wooden block is made and tested, it is ready for printing. The print on the picture is not complete yet. With the help of a ready block, a plain fabric is painted with glue and then husk is spread over the glue which not dried yet.

 

November 12, 2016 by DesiCrafts Shop

The Grand Doors Of Delhi 6

Delhi 6 became popular when in 2009, a  Bollywood movie was named after it. Delhi 6 is a pin code in Old Delhi, also written as 110006.
Beautiful doors of Old Delhi
July 09, 2016 by DesiCrafts Shop

Our Russian Connection and a Renaissance Dress was Born

It was May, 2015 when Elaine approached us to purchase a Banarasi fabric. We chatted over the email and she informed us that she intended to use the fabric for a renaissance dress. There were some back and forth on the shipping and other details and the fabric was on its way to the USA. The fabric has now taken form of a beautiful dress. 
Our Russian Connection
January 20, 2016 by DesiCrafts Shop

Slow Fashion Movement and You

What is Slow Fashion

Slow Fashion Movement

According to Wikipedia, the slow movement (sometimes capitalised Slow movement or Slow Movement) advocates a cultural shift toward slowing down life's pace. It began with Carlo Petrini's protest against the opening of a McDonald's restaurant in Piazza di Spagna, Rome in 1986 that sparked the creation of the slow food movement.

January 17, 2016 by DesiCrafts Shop