All Over Print

APR 1, 2008

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. 

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