Hello everyone. I am back with a very old but yet new to you textile technique and beautiful garments and handlooms out of it. Lets begin wit knowing what is exactly cyanotype printing.
Cyanotype printing is one of the first photographic printing technique which was used in India. Photographs were developed with this technique. In cyanotype printing, chemicals are applied on a paper and then the negative of the photograph is placed upside down on the paper and are temporarily mirror framed to give them exposure in the sun. After the exposure, due to chemical reactions in presence of UV rays the photograph gets printed on the paper and hence your negative is developed.
Ooof!! A lot of chemistry , but here’s some of the pictures taken during my workshop on Cyanotype printing to give you a better understanding.
Now, after understanding a lot about cyanotype printing, lets see what the results are. The image printed are blue and can be toned to different colours by medium like tea and coffee. The images displayed here are from my first exploration of this technique. This technique can be done on marble, white wood, 100% cotton paper or 100% natural fibre fabric.
Now, lets talk about thing which matter to us. How to use this technique for us. There are 100’s of ways. Beautiful kurtas are available in market with beautiful natural prints on them and are either pure cottons or pure silks. Cushion covers are the most beautiful product you can buy and give a amazing modern cum classical look to your drawing room.
Today, when the market is full of digital printing, there is no place for classical printing techniques but still people who like things which are different, unique, royal and are valuable would love this technique and products by it. This technique is very simple to learn and can be performed at home. With this technique you can develop your own textiles or people who prefer to buy products can have a new classically modern look for them. In summers wearing these kurta are very soothing and pleasing for everybody.
I hope you would appreciate my effort of making good part of our history our present!