Block printing is a technique to create patterns by stamping shapes cut out of wooden blocks. The blocks are previously imprégnation either with concentrated mordant, or with mild acid that erases the mordant pre-existing on the fabric. This creates either a positive or negative contrast once exposed to the pigment. It is a bit tricky because the print only reveals itself much later in the process, after the dye has been applied.
The mordant is dried prints before dying
Negative block print: the pattern appears lighter than the mordant
After the pre-dye
for the printed bathrobes, every piece of the garment is printed to fit the final product, and every pattern is applied one by one….
Some block printed creations