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The timeless art of block printing

Truly unique and personalized fabric designs are often created by a technique referred to as block printing. Designs are generated by hand-carved wooden blocks covered with dye which are repeatedly pressed along the length of a cloth to create a pattern. Slight imperfections are what make the finished product even more marvelous.

Lucky for us, the character of hand block printing is still intact through mass manufacturing capabilities allowing reasonable prices and a wider variety of options.  Today, block printed look-a-like fabrics are generated by wooden blocks, stencils, engraved plates, rollers or silkscreens.

An old technique brought into the new age. Take a peek at some fabric designs below.

For more design inspiration, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com.

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