Saturday, January 19, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Woodblock printing is a technique used on fabric and paper throughout Asia. Jaipur is particularly famous for it. This being so when our taxi driver offered to take us to a 'textiles place' I had to say yes. I was really glad I did as it turned out to be a shop with a small studio attached showing the different techniques used.
|So many blocks!|
Here the worker is applying the next layer of block.
The pads where the colour is applied (above).
They also showed us one quick run of the process.
The bit where it got washed in salt water and changed from red to green was pretty magical.
This was a great technique to see being done in person. It made me itch to block print my own fabric!