Tie & Dye: Imagine a creative blend of vibrant hues fused in beautiful patterns!?That’s tie & dye for you!Tie-dye literally translates to the process of creating patterns on fabrics using the resist method.What makes tie-dye so unique is any combination of colours or natural dyes can be mixed, matched, tied, folded, & wrapped together using rubber bands, strings, clamps, and knots to create interesting patterns.The result?Colourful combinations with fuzzy, quirky, flowery, spiral, and flowing designs and patterns. Tie-dye is an appealing art which requires at least 80% natural fibre such as hemp, cotton, and linen.Fun Fact: The first origins of tie-dye can be found about 5000 years ago all thanks to the Khatri community of the Kutch region using the process of tie-dye on fabrics.Today, we can see such amazing & distinctive creations of this process in India, it’s truly unimaginable!Tie-dye is commonly seen on t-shirts, tunics, dresses, as well as sarees!Check out our range of tie-dye sarees and add vibrancy to your ensembles.Block Printing: Need some inspiration to include unique & vibrant prints in your wardrobe?Block printing has you covered!Block printing is the magnificent outcome of intricate & unique patterns or buntas designed from wooden blocks, stencils, and stamps.As creative as it sounds, the process of block printing is rather a skilful one!The process of block printing starts with starch-free & soft bleached fabrics mainly; linens, cotton, & silk. After which the magic of stamping begins.Classic & beautiful designs are carefully stamped on the fabric specifically from left to right. After the printing, fabrics are left to dry in the natural sunlight as a part of the fixing process.So how do we make it vibrant? After the drying process, fabrics are generously dyed with magnificent colours. At Rustic Blends, we ensure to use natural dyes to add colours to our ensembles!Fun fact: Did you know block printing is also known as ‘xylograph’From origins back in the Indus Valley civilization with its eccentric prints to Harappan excavation discovering cotton fibres with red pigments to the floral motifs founded by the Mughals, block-printing certainly has a rich heritage in India.Be a part of this skilled rich heritage with Rustic Blends.