C25.9 - Hand Printed Cotton Cambric - vintage floral ***
Print Name: Hand Printed Cotton Cambric - vintage floral *** (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 floral design is a lovely vining pattern of with different shades of green, plum, purple and a sort of tea dyed shade that gives it a vintage feel. This is a light weight fabric, but with good print coverage, so it's not see through. See the "more info" tab for a description of the printing process, or watch the video.
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.