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our block printed process

Draw
A humble beginning - most Soda + Stitch designs are simply drawn with a black marker pen on white paper... We then scan, trace and play around, until we've found a pattern repeat we love.
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Carve 
Once we've finalised our designs (a sometimes a terribly indecisive process) we take our patterns to master block carvers. This incredible technique is completed entirely by hand... The design is drawn on to a chunk of wood and slowly chipped and carved away... 
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Colour
Another indecisive process at times, the step where we chose the colours. And when we have, the very careful eye of our colour masters mix the pigments and dyes. A bit of that and a bit of this until the colour is spot on!
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Print
The super fun part where the design becomes a printed textile reality. Each colour has its own block that is accurately aligned and printed by the incredible eyes of our block printers. The block is dipped into a tray of dye and then stamped onto the fabric, layer by layer, metre by metre. A process for the patient hands of block printing masters, with beautiful and textured results. 
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