on our way home from denzili, we stopped in istanbul. a very fleeting visit, but a few hours to get inspired by the rich colour, pattern and architecture to be found all over the city.
i had never been to instanbul before, but i sure know i’ll be back. such a wonderful place, so much to discover.
we had only hours, in reality you need
days weeks years!
i tried my hand a traditional block printing. a craft dating back to way before 220. block printing originated in china and was a technique for printing text, images and or pattern. a long hand process, a very much dying trade, but still used widely throughout east asia to create beautiful textiles, which could not be produced in any other way.