Friday, May 23, 2014

blocks, printing, dyeing and weaving

I have been sorting some more photos from India to show the textiles, but I have a large number to select from so it is quite hard. Here are some of block making, printing, painting and dyeing.

The master block maker uses only a few hand tools

 and family patterns

Block printing - each colour a different block - usually 2 or 3 colours, sometimes more

Painting - first the outlines (freehand, without patterns)

and then the filling in

Indigo Dyeing (and drying)

and weaving with pit looms

and floor looms

 and the ironing machine at the Weaver's Studio
Next time, a few of embroidery and tie dyeing.

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