Home PageGIVEAWAYSBlock Prints, Cupcakes and Kickstarter Tonight! – At Filling Spaces

Let me tell you about my most recent visit to my friend Deepali Kalia’s shop Filling Spaces – and invite you to come back to Filling Spaces during the First Thursday Walk in The Pearl tonight, Thursday, April 3 from 6:30 – 8:30pm for an event to celebrate the launch of my Kickstarter Book Project

Here’s what I found in the shop! So many beautiful things made with superb, expert craftsmanship in Filling Spaces – the wondrous fabrics, elegant pillows, unique furniture and lighting!  But I’m going to focus on Deepali’s block printed fabric! In the shop are samples of the carved wood blocks used to print the fabrics.

 

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beautiful!

True block printing imparts a unique look to fabric, each block is inked and laid on the fabric, so each impression is different! Look at the character in the print above!
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samples of the wood blocks on display at Filling Spaces

While mass-commercially printed fabrics can imitate hand-block printed fabric, they repeat their design perfectly and never achieve the beautiful variations that true block printing from actual wooden blocks achieves.
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a selection of Deepali’s fabrics

When my sister Sue and I stopped into Filling Spaces (after a quick workout nearby Bar Method), we saw Deepali returning from a home consultation with client. Many samples of her elegant block printed fabric had been brought to the consultation, and Deepali returned a carefully curated pile of the selections her client had chosen!
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Deepali Kalia at Filling Spaces

Look at the wonderful colors the fabrics can printed in! The colors are the natural dyes that have been used for generations in India. And if you want a custom color, Deepali can make that happen!
Loretta Fontaine Beet Soup with Swiss Chard and Rice noodles EcoHappy Blog

from an earlier post! Everything red and orange!

At my home I have an elegant block-printed Filling Spaces runner that I use all the time! Here is used for an EcoHappy Style Blog post on a Quick Beet Soup!
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So please stop by Filling Spaces tonight from 6:30 – 8:30!
Take a closer look at the amazing block printed items for sale in the shop, and come out to celebrate the launch my Kickstarter book project to publish EcoHappy: Three Steps Toward An Earth-Friendy Life, a book with my joyful words and fine art photography celebrating “Going Greener!” Stop by, we’ll have handmade cupcakes and champagne, and eco-friendly gift bags for the first thirty guests! So far we have in the gift bag we have a blank recycled paper Loretta Fontaine Photography notecard, nasturtium seeds and a cotton block printed pouch!

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Support my KICKSTARTER to publish my new book! Ending April 26.

Shop my online EcoHappy Style Shop for unique jewelry and gifts!

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