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Grey cloth, also known as greige cloth, is a type of fabric that has not been bleached or dyed. Learn why is it important to process the cloth before printing.
Are you one of those hobby crafters who love to dye their own fabric and make beautiful things out of it? This blog post is for you. Hand-dyeing cotton fabric is a captivating and creative process that transforms plain, unadorned material into a personalized masterpiece. The artistry of hand-dyeing lies in the hands of the creator, as they carefully manipulate colors to bring their vision to life on the canvas of cotton.
The conventional process of hand block printing on textiles and papers, with beautiful natural colors, has been practiced in for around 2000 years although it didn't reach Indian until 15th century. According to Wikipedia the traces of wood block printing (or block printing) were first found in China which go back to 7th century. It remained the most common East Asian technique of printing until the 19th century.
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.
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 ;)
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.
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.
Hello there! Long time no see? We are here finally.
Have a look at this big basket of wooden printing block that just arrived to our workshop today. We are so excited and very ready to start listing them on our websites. To talk little bit about new collection, it is all about festivals, holidays and favours. A lot of printing is going to happen :)
As promised in the last video on Block Printing that we published over our Youtube channel, today we are going to talk about how can we preserve our wooden blocks and keep printing using them year after year.