The art of the block print - Canvas homewares

Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Block printing is the oldest form of repeat printing, and was first developed in India. It makes use of small, carved blocks of wood on which the pattern to be printed stands out in relief. An ink roller is run over the raised surface and then the block is impressed onto fabric, printing the image. The wood blocks themselves are usually made from pieces of hardwood and have small pins at the corners so that each block can be readily aligned with the next ones in order to print a repeating pattern. The number of blocks required to print a design corresponds to the number of colours in the design. Today, the most renowned textile block printing takes place in and around the Indian city of Jaipur, home to a community of skilled printers for centuries. The Canvas collection of quilted bed covers, pillows, cushions and throws will add an exotic flavour to your bedroom or living area, beautifully celebrating the detailed patterns and vibrant colours produced by Indian artisans. Canvas_Monterey

Monterey quilt and accessories by Canvas  Blues set in an earthy palette create a timeless effect. Gorgeous accent cushions and quilt to design your own tranquil and unique haven. Coordinate and mix and match from a choice of pillows and cushions and MONTEREY FLOOR cushion by Canvas.

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Marrakesh Bedding and Cushions by Canvas  Quilted bedspread/bed cover that can be coordinated with a selection of beautifully crafted accent cushions to create a stunning look. Selection of large (60 x 40cm) pillow cushions also available to use with the throw. The Canvas collection feature unique hand stitching, quilting and appliqué, graphic embroidery and block printing on linens, velvets and silks. 

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Madding bedspread by Canvas

Quilted bedspread/bed cover Porcelain blue perfection.

The Canvas collection feature unique hand stitching, quilting and appliqué, graphic embroidery and block printing on linens, velvets and silks.

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Misti quilt and accessories by Canvas  Mints, dusty pearly pinks, greys, muted greys and sky with luxurious velvet make this a must have. Gorgeous accent cushions and quilt to design your own tranquil and unique haven. Coordinate and mix and match from a choice of pillows and cushions and MISTI FLOOR cushion by Canvas.

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Royale Bedding and Cushions by Canvas 

Quilted bedspread/bed cover that can be coordinated with a selection of beautifully crafted accent cushions to create a stunning look.

 Canvas_RobinsonRobinson quilts and accessories by Canvas  Traditional prints and motifs translated into modern design through the use of contemporary palette of browns, beige, navy and glassy blue hues Gorgeous accent cushions, sheets and quilts to design your own tranquil haven. Pillowcases and quilt covers sold separately Coordinate and mix and match from a choice of pillows and cushions.