Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Who loves Block Prints?

It's feels so good to see companies hand block printing and having success at it.  

Galbraith & Paul are doing an exceptional job at employing artists to carve linoleum blocks and print textiles with fresh and light colors. You can't help but get attracted to the sophisticated patterns and colors.  

 All images credit to the Galbraith and Paul website.
Check them out at http://galbraithandpaul.com/ and at http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/

Monday, August 20, 2012

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday Everyone! What better way to start out your week than to see what's new at the Ichcha shop.

The Ichcha shop is up and running with amazing block printed home furnishings and accessories. The designs are unique and fun, ready to jazz up your homes.

As you know, we work with natural dyes that are good for the maker as well as you guys! So you can feel good carrying a bag that was dyed in a dye bath of red flowers and/or onion skins. The materials vary according to color. If you're curious as to how your newly purchased curtain/bag got its color, just send us a comment and we'll be more than happy to tell your what natural plant/spice is spicing up your life.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Our first blog

This is our first blog as Ichcha.  Now you'd ask who is 'our'?  Well, to explain that, I have to start with what 'Ichcha' is?  Ichcha, pronounced [itch-chuh], is hindi for wish.  It is a social enterprise that I and my two sisters started back in 2010.  We've been maintaining our personal blogs separately, but here we come together and write about our Ichcha, our wishes.  So you'll see three authors here ;) !

Check out Ichcha's temporary website. You can purchase hand block printed window curtains, scarves, and bags! The block prints are made dyed in natural plant material. They're consciously and beautifully made. Enjoy!