The Artisans of Ajrakhpur: Slowfashion

The artisans of Ajrakhpur
Ajrakh is a unique technology of fabric printing which involves about sixteen steps, the word Ajrakh literally means 'Aaj-Rakh'.

Wooden Block Makers Of Bagru

Wood block making is an interesting art to learn or to pick up as a hobby. The blocks which are used to make colorful prints on fabrics and other surfaces, are made by some really hard working hands who know how to work with precision. A small mistake can ruin the pattern and that's why they are called experts in their area.

DesiCrafts wooden stamps makers in Rajasthan

January 01, 2017 by DesiCrafts Shop

Natural Indigo Dyed Fabrics Of Bagru

Hand carved wooden blocks, in Bagru village of Rajasthan. Most block maker artisans are doing this work for generations. With changing world and with new means of communications new generation of block makers is able to do business in India and abroad with a lot more ease. 

Once the wooden block is made and tested, it is ready for printing. The print on the picture is not complete yet. With the help of a ready block, a plain fabric is painted with glue and then husk is spread over the glue which not dried yet.

 

November 12, 2016 by DesiCrafts Shop

Slow Fashion Movement and You

What is Slow Fashion

Slow Fashion Movement

According to Wikipedia, the slow movement (sometimes capitalised Slow movement or Slow Movement) advocates a cultural shift toward slowing down life's pace. It began with Carlo Petrini's protest against the opening of a McDonald's restaurant in Piazza di Spagna, Rome in 1986 that sparked the creation of the slow food movement.

January 16, 2016 by DesiCrafts Shop

Behind The Scenes New Collection Photoshoot - Handwoven Ikat Cotton Scarves and Stoles

We recently made many Ikat scarves using our signature collection of Ikat fabrics. To make you aware about how these fabrics are made and how they take form of beautiful clothing, home furnishing and accessories, it is important to us to write about them in detail.
Ikat cotton scarf handmade and handwoven by DesiCrafts
October 22, 2015 by DesiCrafts Shop

Block Print Fabrics - Kalamkari Cotton

Kalamkari is the earliest and one of the most complex techniques of fabric printing using vegetable dyes and minerals. According to Wikipedia, Kalamkari or Qalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in parts of India. The word is derived from the Persian words kalam (pen) and kari (craftmanship), meaning drawing with a pen.

 

August 07, 2015 by DesiCrafts Shop

Featured Craft | Bandhani Of Rajasthan

The art of Bandhej or Bandhani is a highly skilled process requiring time and patience. This technique of dyeing fabric involves tightly tying textiles using wires, threads, stones, grains like cereals, rice etc.When fabric is dipped into color and allowed to dry, it gives miraculous results after un-tying it. 

January 25, 2015 by DesiCrafts Shop

DIY Fabric Printing - How to Screen Print a Cotton Fabric by Hand in 5 minutes

With very little investment and almost no technical knowledge or complex apparatus, we will get you started on screen printing. It's a common misconception that one needs a costly setup for screen printing. We have used an Indian cotton fabric (muslin), which is an organic cotton fabric. We make small paisley patterns in this session. We describe the whole technique of printing and treating the fabric afterwards.
January 22, 2014 by DesiCrafts Shop