Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The magic of block printing!

I've featured them before here, but now I want to share with you some really lovely pictures on their step by step block printing methods. A quick recap for those of you who don't know about them...Saffron Marigold is a California based linen company making the most exquisite block printed linens for the home!


Recently, I have had the pleasure of starting to write for their blog, (and no, that's not why I am featuring this, but because it is the most comprehensive step-by-step pics I have seen :-)), and it has really opened my eyes to the detail and workmanship that goes into their products! Block printing is nothing new to us, we've all seen it many many times before, but each time I see the process, I marvel at it! What genius!!!


Take a look at it yourself....here is the process to print their latest launch - Dance O Peacock!


Printing the border
Border done -- this will become brown after the acid wash
First fill color which will become forest green after the acid wash
Second fill which becomes turquoise
Third fill which becomes ochre
Fourth fill color which becomes cobalt blue
The border in its final glory - before acid wash. The magic happens and final colors takes shape post washing
Main print outline being stamped
Main print first color - becomes forest green
Main print second color becomes ochre
Main print becomes turquoise
Main print fourth color becomes cobalt blue
All done - the peacock linen air drying above the printing tables. Once washed, they take on their final colors
The end result - absolutely gorgeous!
I only showed enough pictures for you all to get an idea, but if you want to see the whole process for this print, check this out

8 comments:

Richa said...

Where can I get these in India or UAE??

Lakshmi said...

Hi Kamini,

Wow..so much hard work goes into making these bedsheets. I'm sure I will appreciate them more from now on.

Long time lurker here. Love your blog.

- Laksh

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Emreen said...

Love the peacock print... And the step-by-step process pictures were very informative !!

We get these in Cottage Emporium in India!!

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

love the company especially since they cater to our king-size beds!! :P
Wish the price was a bit less though....well, I'll just wait for their sales! :)

Sound Horn Please said...

Oh K! We think so alike! When I had first started the blog, I had written to Archana from Saffron Marigold if I could do the exact same post. She was nice enough to say yes, I got so caught up with other things that I bookmarked her reply and then forgot about it!

Patricia Torres said...

oh superb post!! they sure make blocked printing look very easy.. I tried doing this on the wall once.. and failed miserably.. so havent ever ventured that route again!!

devinehelles said...

I have opened my eyes to the fact that the details and workmanship that goes into their products. Block printing is not something new for us we have seen all that many times before but every time I see this process.


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