C12.5 - Hand Printed Cotton Poplin - black baroque ***
Print Name: Hand Printed Cotton Poplin - black baroque *** *** (3 Stars)
Fabric: 100% Cotton - Woven, non-stretch
Description: This is a medium shirt weight woven fabric. Fine poplin weave with a buttery feel, and good drape. The baroque design is hand printed on to the fabric with carved wooden blocks. The design is in gray and a ochre gold tone (not metallic gold). This fabric is not see through.
See the "more info" tab for more information on the printing process.
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. Shown made up in the Big Shirt A90, and J-pocket Dress D38.