Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hand Carved, Textile Woodblocks / New Shipment

Common Thread has received another supply of wood printing blocks from India. Retired from duty, these masterfully carved woodblocks were used for printing patterns on textiles. In their worn condition, these vintage and semi-vintage blocks are also suitable for printing on paper, or imprinting in clay. Or, they are simply beautiful, as objects for decoration.

From Wikipedia: Woodblocks for textile printing may be made of box, lime, holly, sycamore, plane or pear wood, the latter three being most generally employed. See Article: "Woodblock Printing on Textiles"

Boteh (Paisley): A droplet-shaped vegetable motif 
Each woodblock is one-of-a-kind. An endless variety of design elements.

Friday, September 20, 2013

For Your Warmth & Enjoyment

Coming Sunday.. 

Soft lambswool scarves in a variety of colors & weaves. Some are vegetable dyed.

These lightweight scarves are handwoven by a women's economic cooperative in the foothills of the Himalayas..

Friday, September 13, 2013

Kantha Technique / Embroidered Silk Throws

Wear or Decorate with these fine quality double-faced vintage silks. Dense running stitches--also known as kantha--run the entire length, and create fringed ends. Richly printed. One of a kind. 

Approximately 40"x72"/ $48.50