It's an overcast day in Chapel Hill today and the ground is soggy from the past 24 hours of steady rain. This makes me sluggish and lazy. So here I am on the floor, sipping tea in my pajamas and cruising around online and I find All Over Print, which perfectly suits my mood. Ayelet Iontef is a fabric designer and her blog is a visual feast, just loaded with photos of luscious textiles and faraway places.
Ayelet has posted today about the traditional Indian art of block-printing fabric. I have seen these intricately hand-carved blocks in--of all places--our local gourmet foods market lately where they're used to adorn a high-end tea counter. (Wonder if they'd sell them....) Click here to view a slide show of the entire block-printing process, starting with a chunk of wood and a roll of plain cotton.