Wooden Block for Textile Printing – Care and Storage


Are you one of those DIY lovers who just love creating impressions on fabrics, paper, or any other surface using wooden stamps? We have got a step by step process for you to keep them safe. This post covers:

1. Composition of wooden blocks

2. Making

3. Post printing care

Wooden blocks after fabric printing

Wooden blocks after fabric printing

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New Collection of Hand Carved Wooden Stamps from South Africa


These are hand carved wooden stamps from South Africa, we recently procured from one of our suppliers. We don’t know when, but we plan to make some really serious organic fabric using these wooden stamps 😉

These will be printed on order. We use plain white cotton, colored cotton, Ahimsa or Khadi fabric, organic cotton fabric, muslin fabric and pure silks for printing. Choose the color and pattern and write to us at info@desicraftshop.com to place an order.

Raj paisley with an African twist
Hand carved big size paisley stamp from South Africa
Looks like hemp flower – its better to call it floral carving stamp
This one looks like an African parrot
This must be a crocodile
Small flower
This is definetely a horse. We are going to make some beautiful fabrics using this one 😀
Looks like an eagle. Could be a parrot too!
Ah yes! This is a peacock 😛
This is elle – belly Elephant 😛
This is a nice design for making borders and filling the odd spaces
Lucky turtle will bring us more luck

We saw the magic of handmade: our visit to Dastkar, in New Delhi, India


Indian handicrafts, handmade decorative miniatures

Handmade miniatures in the Dastkaar exhibition

Handmade mini chair made of Jute and wood

Handmade modha or sitting arrangement, made of Jute, hemp and wood

Indian handicrafts, Desicrafts, Dastkar

We loved these handicrafts from Rajasthan. There were elephants, camels and horses made of Jaipur cotton fabrics and embellished with gold laces, wool and blings.

Indian pottery

Lovely ceramic pottery and little miniatures to decorate your garden and home. All decked up in Indian colors. We saw frogs, peacock, Buddha statue, flower pots in shape of swan, dog and what not…

Ivory and plaster of paris pottery in India, Indian handicraft

Indian pottery in white color, we found pottery made of white cement and also of ivory.