Hand Block Printed Indian Dress


 Dress - Flea Market Ibiza, Levis Jacket - RSPCA Charity Shop Clapton, Trainers - Nike.

Dress - Flea Market Ibiza, Levis Jacket - RSPCA Charity Shop Clapton, Trainers - Nike.

The summer holidays are here, in fact we are almost past the middle point. The sun hasn't stopped shining, the grass is a burnt ochre colour and at times we have flagged under the heat. Gently the heat is giving to  slightly cooler mornings. Which is where I find myself on a Wednesday morning at 8am - a slightly cooler morning trip to Regents Park (bike lessons for 'our kid').

The fact I turned up i something other than pjs was a start and I simply tired to what I know works - Indian dress, Levis jacket and trainers - tried and trusted! 

I have a huge collection of vintage indian hand block printed dresses - I love them . 

Woodblock printing on textiles is the process of using incised wooden blocks to print on to natural finer cloth such as linen and cotton. It is the earliest, simplest and slowest of all methods of textile writing and also one of the most enjoyable to do yourself. Block printing by hand is a slow process. It is, however, capable of yielding highly artistic results, some of which are unobtainable by any other method.

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