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Tree of Life Hand Block Cambric | Fabric Of The Week

Tree of Life Hand Block Cambric | Fabric Of The Week

The Tree of Life Hand Block Cambric is a beautiful, printed organic fabric, featuring a powder blue print on a cloudy white base. The design is an ethnic print originating in India. It is created using a “hand-block” technique, giving the fabric a truly rich and authentic feel. The dyes that have been used are completely ironable and colourfast (although we always recommend washing your fabrics before you make).

Looking for some haute couture inspiration? Here are some stunning examples of how this beautiful blue and white block print has been flooding high fashion:

Left, Valentino Blue & White Flower Jacket AW 2012-2013. Centre, Photoshoot from Olga Volkova Tuponogova from Architectural Digest. Right, Anita Dongre Pinkcity from Vogue Wedding India.

(Left) Valentino Blue & White Flower Jacket AW 2012-2013. (Centre) Olga Volkova Tuponogova Photoshoot from Architectural Digest. (Right) Anita Dongre Pinkcity from Vogue Wedding India.

(Left) Valentino A/W 2013. (Centre) Floral print shoes from Modcloth. (Right) Oscar De La Renta Bridal 2013.

(Left) Valentino A/W 2013. (Centre) Floral print shoes from Modcloth. (Right) Oscar De La Renta Bridal 2013.

And we’ve seen it all over the interiors scene too:

Gorgeous examples of how to use blue and white floral prints inside and out

Gorgeous examples of how to use blue and white floral prints inside and out.

The printed organic fabric is lightweight and completely opaque, with a crisp texture, good drape and a full body. It’s ideal for both clothing and interior furnishings. It will soften a little in the wash, and creases iron out easily. Due to the hand-woven style of the printed organic fabric, it may contain some small weaving irregularities, but this adds to its rustic appearance and doesn’t affect the look or quality. The dyes used are azo-free, and the cotton is organic and totally biodegradable. In addition, the weaving and printing is done in a cooperative and is certified Fair Trade by WFTO.

Tree of Life Hand Block Cambric

If you’re looking for something a little more lightweight, this print is also available in a muslin.

Eco credentials: Azo-Free, Co-Op, Fair Trade Certified, Low Energy, Low Impact Dyes, Low Water, No Genetically Modified Crops, Organic Certified, Sustainable, VOC-Free

Ideas of Things To Make: Aprons, Bags, Bath Robes, Bed Sheets & Pillowcases, Belts, Blinds, Blouses, Curtains & Pelmets, Flags, Hand Towels, Hankerchiefs, Scarves & Neckwear, Lining & Pocketing, Machine Sewing, Napkins, Placemats, Shirts, Soft Furnishings, Summer Skirts & Dresses, Table Runner, Tea Cosy & Door Stops, Tea Towel, Toys, Trousers & Shorts, Upholstery

As always, please send in the beautiful things you’re making with it! We love to see!

You can buy this amazing fabric here!

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