Take a look behind the scenes and find out how our colourful block prints are made in our artisan printing workshops in India.
Last year we travelled to India to work with a family of block print artisans in the desert state of Rajasthan. It was an incredible experience, taking the designs created in our Edinburgh studio to this small village in India and watching as they are carved by hand into solid wooden blocks and then repeat printed along swathes of cotton cloth before being hung to dry in the hot hot sun.
Hand block print is an ancient traditional craft which has been carried out in this village since the early 16th century. It is quite mesmerising to see the artisans so skillfully printing by hand and eye, each batch of fabric with a place in the history of generations who have practiced this craft.
We used the hand printed fabric to create colourful wash bags and storage pots which proved so popular we have almost sold out. For 2017, we are working on some exciting new designs with our artisans in Rajasthan and we can't wait for you to see them when they launch in late Spring!
See our current wood block collection here.