Friday, November 6, 2015

Carving a Printing Block

Carving a Printing Block from Victoria and Albert Museum on Vimeo.

I had to share this. I have a few printing blocks from India. You can make your own fabric designs with them. They look great on the wall as decoration. They make great textures for metal clay. You can use them to display your jewelry. They are beautiful all on their own and they are just cool to have!!

I didn't realize how much work when into making them.  This is a fascinating video. They work with rudimentary tools to make these wonderful repetitive designs.  I have to imagine that this type of work is very zen.

The Victoria and Albert Museum has an exhibit right now on The Fabric of India.  This video is from that site.  There are also videos on indigo dyeing, weaving, and embroidery.  I would love to see this exhibit. I'll just hop a jet to London for the weekend...LOL.  

I'm lucky enough to have a beautiful scarf that was given to me by one of the women at work...who is from India.  I always complemented her on her scarfs and she brought one back for me after a trip home.

One of the perks of my job is working with people from all over the world. And it really is a huge perk.  I've learned about different cultures, eaten amazing homemade food, and have some wonderful friends. And sometimes....I get presents :))