Fabrics, Yarns & Fibres: When To Use What

fabric and yarnsSome notes about fabrics, yarns & fibres. Also, a dictionary and when to use what. We plan to keep updating these notes from time to time. Please feel free to contribute via comments. Thank you!
December 15, 2021 — DesiCrafts India
Tags: DIY Fashion

The Ultimate Fabric Sourcing Tips For Budding Designers

fabric sourcing India

So, you're a fashion designer in need of fabric to make something?

Knowing what you want and what you don't could be a right path to take when deciding on fabric sourcing.

DesiCrafts brings some basic tips to start your quest for the right fabric to make prototypes before you move on to wholesale purchases.


June 13, 2021 — DesiCrafts India

DIY:: Five Amazing Clutch Purse Tutorials

Indian Block Print Placemat Clutch

As you start sewing, there are so many things you want to sew, there are so many things you make, not only for yourself but for friends and dear ones too! What could be a better idea than sewing a clutch purse for your soul sister's birthday gift!

At DesiCrafts, we sat down on a Sunday morning and selected 10 very easy-peasy DIY clutch purse ideas from some blogs which are hidden gems on internet.

You'll get 10 super cool clutch purse ideas and betcha, you'd want to make all of them. So, we bring it on.

May 14, 2021 — DesiCrafts India
Tags: DIY Projects

Hand Block Printing Process Explained

Process of Hand Block Printing Explained By DesoCrafts

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.

July 09, 2019 — DesiCrafts India

Restoration Of Vintage Wooden Blocks

Hand Block Printing By DesiCraftsRecently, we visited our printing unit in Chennai. This is the unit where we make our hand block printed fabrics. Our expert hand block printers are very keen on working with new motifs and colors all the time.

June 16, 2019 — DesiCrafts India

New Arrivals: Upholstery Weight Speciality Fabrics

New collection of woven jacquard fabricsLet's welcome the new season with new fabrics. Eye popping, peppy colors or solid color fabrics, a collection of dyeable pure linen or a linen blend...now choose what works for your living room.

May 28, 2019 — DesiCrafts India
Tags: New Arrivals

New Arrivals: Handmade Linen Fabrics

Hand Block Printed Linen Fabrics By DesiCrafts

DesiCrafts hand block printed linen fabrics are made to order in any pattern and length. These printed fabrics are made using good quality linen that is extra wide, about 58"-60" width. You can use these fabrics for upholstering a chair, stool or a sofa.

December 29, 2018 — DesiCrafts India
Tags: New Arrivals

Tis the Season to be Jolly: Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Holidays have started and if you are still shopping for last minute Christmas decoration, we've got some cool ideas for you. A little bit of creativity can make holidays amazingly memorable for you and the loved ones! 
November 29, 2018 — DesiCrafts India
Tags: Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving: Gift from DesiCrafts Inside

Happy ThanksgivingThis year was an eventful one! We achieved many things and discovered some great friends in you. We participated in a handmade market last year in Chennai almost same time as this year and we received so much love from unknown visitors from India and abroad. 

November 24, 2018 — DesiCrafts India

We Made: Rebekka's Rust and Gray Feathers Dress

Rebekka in Rust and Gray DesiCrafts Dress
Rebekka visited our store early August this year. There were some wooden stamps on display in our Chennai store and a feather block caught her attention. She knew what she wanted!
August 18, 2018 — DesiCrafts India