C25.4 - Hand Printed Cotton Cambric - sutton stripe ***
C25.4 - Hand Printed Cotton Cambric - sutton stripe ***

C25.4 - Hand Printed Cotton Cambric - sutton stripe ***

SKU: C25.4-sutton

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Print Name:  Hand Printed Cotton Cambric - sutton stripe *** (3 Stars)

Fabric: 100% Cotton - Woven, non-stretch

Description:  This is a light weight fabric. Cambric weave is soft and flexible, it gets a bit pebbled once it is laundered. It has good drape. The design is hand printed on to the fabric with carved wooden blocks.   This stripe design is shades of teal, blue, gray and ivory. While this is a light weight fabric, it is not completely sheer.  This pattern coordinates with the Southall Floral and Covent Garden prints if you want to mix them. See the "more info" tab for a description of the printing process. 

Care: Machine Wash Cold / Tumble Dry

Shrinkage: Vertical 2 % *

                  Horizontal 0%

*if you hang your garment to dry instead of machine drying it, you do not need to worry about shrinkage.

more info

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.  

wood blocks

carved wood blocks

 

available styles

Styles that look good made up in this fabric

Woven fabric styles

Drapey fabric styles

Any fabric styles 

 Sleep and Loungewear styles

 Shown on Janelle in the J-pocket Dress  D38.