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Scrapbooking – Block Printing pretty paisleys
Paisley patterns are wonderful designs for all sorts of your arts and crafts work. These wooden printing blocks are perfect for block printing your paisley patterns onto fabric, paper and even impressing into clay. You will find that printing your own textiles can be quite addictive as it is so incredibly creative – exploring and combining various printing techniques for textile design in particular.
If you love paisley textiles, check out Natural Quilts – there you will find hand made Indian paisley textiles quilts which are super duper soft. The reason this company is called natural quilts is because all the quilts are made of organic natural fibers. The cotton and the wadding are all natural, which makes them particularly ecco-friendly. Once you have had one of these quilts, you will feel spoilt for softness. You may well have to consider being generous with your gift giving, by presenting your family with one or two of these fabulous quilts too!
Recently we heard a very interesting story of how paisley patterns came into being. Early man, perhaps in what is now known as Pakistan, used the the side of a clenched fist to print a pattern. Over time, this print was embellished with doodles which in time turned into what we now recognise as the paisley pattern. We have heard another story that the paisley pattern originated from a print made from a mango stone. Who knows the truth – what we do know though is that paisley patterns are gorgeous!
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