Brand

Product Category

Multiple Value Promotional

Block Printed

There are many types of block printing, often characterised by the area and heritage of the craftsperson.

Some block printing is the kind you might first imagine - a block is dipped in an ink, and used to stamp a pattern on the fabric. This is a pretty simple concept when using modern inks, but when working with natural dyes the chemistry and technique is entirely different and often confusingly complicated to the uninitiated. For instance, black is not printed using black ink but a combination of myrobalan dyed fabric meeting a fermented iron paste which chemically reacts to make black.

Other techniques, known as 'resist', do sort of the opposite of printing. Blocks print wax, mud or gum over the parts of the design they want to protect from colour - creating a barrier. Fabric is then dyed and the substance removed to reveal a resist print in the original fabric colour.

What's true in all cases is the use of a pattern block (or blocks), although this again sees a lot of variation depending on the artist. Some blocks are hand carved out of wood, while others are made by hammering nails into a board in the desired shape (this is more common for wax resist as the metal can create unwanted colour changes to natural dyes while printing).

  • Bridge Shorts - Moss Checker
    30% Off
    Regular price$270.00 Sale price$189.00
  • Bridge Shorts - Earth Checker
    40% Off
    Regular price$270.00 Sale price$162.00
  • Greetings Shirt SS - Moss Checker
    29% Off
    Regular price$292.00 Sale price$205.00
  • Greetings Shirt SS - Earth Checker
    39% Off
    Sold out
  • Scrunchie - Pink Gingham
    $72.00
  • Scrunchie - Lime Gingham
    $72.00
  • Juniper Skirt - Lime Gingham
    $425.00
  • Greetings Shirt LS - Gingham Picnic
    Sold out
  • Greetings Shirt LS - Ecru Picnic
    $292.00
  • Alice Dress - Pink Gingham
    $546.00
  • Glynn Rugby Top - Indigo Check
    Exclusive
    Sold out
  • Salt Shorts - Red Heart
    50% Off
    Exclusive
    Regular price$386.00 Sale price$193.00
  • Greetings Shirt LS - Red Heart
    40% Off
    Exclusive
    Regular price$375.00 Sale price$225.00
  • Conch Shirt - Red Heart
    50% Off
    Exclusive
    Regular price$304.00 Sale price$152.00
  • Polite Pullover - Indigo Check Corduroy
    39% Off
    Regular price$524.00 Sale price$315.00
  • Ella Blouse - Blue Heart
    50% Off
    Regular price$370.00 Sale price$185.00
  • Salt Shorts - Seedling
    39% Off
    Regular price$326.00 Sale price$196.00
  • Salt Shorts - Barn Floral
    50% Off
    Regular price$326.00 Sale price$163.00
  • Salt Shorts - Indigo Check
    39% Off
    Regular price$491.00 Sale price$295.00
  • Bridge Shorts - Farmhouse Floral
    50% Off
    Exclusive
    Regular price$326.00 Sale price$163.00
  • Maxi Salt Skirt - Indigo Check
    50% Off
    Regular price$496.00 Sale price$248.00
  • Uniform Shirt - Farmhouse Floral
    29% Off
    Regular price$292.00 Sale price$205.00
  • Conch Shirt - Barn Floral
    50% Off
    Regular price$304.00 Sale price$152.00
  • Seed Bomber - Olive Wonky-Wear
    $1,047.00
  • Seed Bomber - Ancient Pink Wonky-Wear
    Sold out
  • Girolle Vest - Indigo Check
    50% Off
    Regular price$744.00 Sale price$372.00
  • Forager Jacket - Barn Floral
    49% Off
    Regular price$469.00 Sale price$235.00
  • Mini Maple Dress - Blue Heart
    50% Off
    Regular price$524.00 Sale price$262.00