C23.5 - Hand Printed Embroidered Cambric - java night ****
Print Name: Hand Printed Embroidered Cambric - java night **** (4 Stars)
Fabric: 100% Cotton - Woven, non-stretch
Description: This is a light weight weight woven fabric. This is a light and airy fabric with good drape. The flower and leave design is hand printed on to the fabric with carved wooden blocks, and then there is and embroidered pinstripe on top of that. Very elegant looking. The background is black, with shades of brown and cream, with the white embroidery thread stripe. This fabric is not see through.
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Care: Machine Wash Cold / Tumble Dry
Shrinkage: Vertical 2% *
*if you hang your garment to dry instead of machine drying it, you do not need to worry about shrinkage.
The Art of Block Printing
The printing is a process called Block Printing, were either wood or metal blocks are hand carved by artists with their chosen design. The blocks are then dipped into the dyes, then stamped onto the fabric. First they stamp the outline of the design, and then other blocks are used to fill in the different colors. Dyes used are usually vegetable dyes, although sometimes mineral and non toxic chemicals are also used.
carved wood blocks
Styles that look good made up in this fabric. Mannequin photo shows the Tierna Dress #D318.