52 Weeks of Printmaking: Week 37 - Jen Hewett
Remember last week, when I wrote about my friend Kenya, and the natural ink she was experimenting with? Well, she tweaked her recipe a bit (a lot), and brought me two jars of the most beautiful, delicious-smelling cochineal ink. She said something about clove oil preserving the ink, so the ink did smell a bit … 52 Weeks of Printmaking: Week 37 READ MORE »
Black Art Studio - Adire batik
Africa | "An innovative group of artists working in the town of Oshogbo during the 1960's and '70's created a contemporary expression of Yoruba folk art that came to be known as the 'Oshogbo Art'. Kikelomo is the daughter of brass caster Jinadu Oladepo who was also identified with the Oshogbo movement. Kikelomo used traditional adire indigo dye and design methods and introduced narrative elements and a new drawing style to her work.
The amazing block printing technique that we use on all of our new bedding from India - the blocks are hand carved and then the bedding is hand printed. The variations in the print speak to the amazing artistry and you can literally see the hand of the craftsperson in every piece. I love this age old manufacturing technique and I am truly inspired when I work with our block printers.
Tea towel, screen-printed with peacock flower pattern - cotton kitchen towel - Teal/Navy
Add a bit of style to the kitchen with this Art Deco inspired floral print tea towel, printed on a premium cotton which is more absorbent! Colour - Available in teal or navy. The print is inspired by Charles Voysey's wall coverings from the Art Deco period. Hand-printed in the UK onto 100% premium cotton. Tea towels come with a woven ribbon for hanging up. Beautifully presented to make the perfect birthday, wedding or house warming gift. A note can be added on request. Tea towels come…
Art & Crafts of India: Ajrakh or Ajarakh
Every dusty road trip that we made into the small villages in Kutch, Gujarat turned into a journey marveling at the abundance of traditional art & crafts of the region. One fact that really stood out was the high density of different traditional crafts in the Kutch region of Gujarat. One afternoon we understood the intricacies of the Mutwa embroidery in Dordo village, next evening we were engulfed in a colorful world of vegetable dyes used in block-printing in Kukma Village. Ajrakhpur, near…
a faithful attempt
Korhogo cloth is an African textile made by the Senufo people of Korhogo, Ivory Coast. Korhogo comes in neutral and earthy tones like browns, blacks and creams. Korhogo is made by hand painting designs on hand woven and hand spun cotton fabric. The paintings are done using a specially fermented mud-based and natural vegetable pigment that darkens over time, and designs are usually drawn on using a stencil. They are decorated with symbols of humans, natural elements like the sun, moon and…