Continuing my theme of 'People, Places and Patterns' this piece shows my block printing guru from Rajasthan. I spent a day with him learning some of the basic block printing techniques and found lining up a series of blocks to produce an accurate multi-coloured
pattern to be very, very challenging.
I have block printed the background fabric keeping the ink quite strong over on the right and fading it off to the left of the piece. The block printer is first stitched and then layered with a thin net to produce a slightly translucent image. The table cloth that he is printing is a partial photograph that I have printed off onto fabric and then integrated into the design. The piece was then quilted and embellished with sequins.