Wood Block Printing Set 5 : Beetles x 3 blocks

Ex. VAT£24.96 GBP
Incl.VAT£29.95 GBP

Make yourself Napkins, Cushion covers, Bandanas, Bunting etc with our fun new Wood Block Printing Kit based on the traditional art of Wood Block Printing - but with a modern twist!

Learn the ancient art of block textile printing with our new yet traditional hand-carved wooden block sets that we have handmade in India. This craft is currently very much in vogue, and you'll see lots of hand blocked Indian fabrics being sold in the fashion industry right now :-) x

A bit of background and history - by buying these traditional wooden printing blocks we are supporting 20 specific block makers from Farrukhabad and Jaipur. They carve our designed blocks by hand - a skill originating in India during the Mughal era, that has been passed down through many generations. Recently families who have traditionally relied on tourism and tours have been hard hit by the pandemic, and they rely on this trade for their incomes. When our contact reached out to me I felt like I wanted to support them and was keen to get involved and have a go!

I have chosen a mixture of traditional and more modern designs and shapes...some of them works of art in their own right! They are lovely to have on display! :-) x

Included in this Set no.5, are 3 x traditionally carved wooden blocks featuring 3 different intricately carved beetles! Really gorgeous :-) x The beetles measure approx 10cm tall and vary slightly in width.

The blocks are hand carved from hardwood, and the parts that will print the design are painted white. Blocks can be washed in soap and water and left to dry naturally.

Watch my FREE YouTube tutorial about how to print textiles with these wood blocks here!

We recommend using them with our textile paints available separately HERE! They look great printed on plain fabrics or on our cotton gingham and stripe too.

If you would prefer to buy this as part of a complete kit containing 3 x fabrics and 2 x paints click HERE!