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    Block print linen

    by  • 23/02/2012 • Living • 1 Comment

    The trend for traditional hand-block printing on fabrics is bigger than ever. The pretty Kalamkari linen design from Villa Nova’s new Indienne collection perfectly demonstrates why this artisan skill is so popular.

    I love the charm of its bold print mixed with delicate embroidered detailing; ideal for curtains and cushions to add a handmade country touch to your home.

    Shown here with the hand-carved wooden block used to transfer the motif onto the fabric, you can really gain a sense of how much care and attention goes into this beautiful design.

    Kalamkari Agapanthus, ref V3013/01, £55 a metre, from the Indienne Collection by Villa Nova.

    Kalamkari Agapanthus, ref V3013/01, £55 a metre, from the Indienne Collection by Villa Nova.

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