1. Pottery Barn has always been a firm favorite and I am loving their new block print table linens. They had a similar collection out few years ago and I bought pillows and table linens- they still look as vibrant as ever.
2. Anokhi is a Rajasthan, India-based company whose hand-blocked scarves (seen above Navy Roses cotton scarf) I have always liked. I recently saw that they offer bedding too and their quilts look perfect for summer.
3. Bungalow- I have blogged about this Denmark-based company before and they are a wonderful resource of block print fabrics. Their take on block print fabrics is very stylish and contemporary making me feel that block printing will never go out of fashion.
4. Also check out Jewelweeds on Etsy for their eco-friendly, block printed linens, pillows and sachets.
I cannot list the number of emails I have received asking me where you could purchase the wooden blocks used for block printing. Though block printing can be done using wood, linoleum or any other hard material, the intricately carved wooden blocks are works of art by themselves. Within India, I have come across street vendors at popular tourist destinations that sell these blocks- the Kala Ghoda area in Mumbai is one such place. But I don't know of a particular street/store that you could visit to buy these blocks. If you know of any, do share with us. I looked online and found some sellers on Etsy..click here to browse. For all those who would like to try their hand at block printing, Urban Outfitters offers a complete kit.
Do email me if you would like to share your favorite block print resources/stores.
Images copyright Wooden block by OUATT, Pottery Barn Anokhi USA Bungalow, Jewelweeds, Wooden blocks by OUATT.