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 Indian Textile Prints
by Vaishali Gandhi

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Fashion Gallery 19

Indian Textile Prints by Vaishali Gandhi of India

This is an interesting fashion design gallery from Vaishali Gandhi of India.   Vaishali is a TEXTILE DESIGNER.  She thought it would be a novel idea to introduce the concept of Indian textile design to the people who visit my fashion-era site.  Vaishali wrote that people in general are aware of the finished garment, but do not place any importance to the print on the fabric.  So she sent me some textile prints with the illustrations.


Fashion Drawings & Textile Prints by Vaishali Gandhi of India

 Fashion Gallery 19 - Textile Prints by Vaishali Gandhi of India

 Fashion drawing using fashion textile prints by Vaishali Gandhi of India

The example above is a discharge print fabric design.  If you enlarge the thumbnail you'll notice how the outer edge of the pattern is designed to show how the pattern repeat interlocks once repeated all over a length of material.   If you enlarge the woman in the picture to the right, you will see a wonderful piece of work which features the torn aged paper techniques.

These prints match the personality of the models.  In the examples below the toddler dungarees and the nursery print are more meaningful when seen this way as a working drawing and a projected end product. 

Fashion Gallery 19 - Textile Prints by Vaishali Gandhi of India - Nursery print.

Toddler fashion drawing using nursery fashion textile prints by Vaishali Gandhi of India

Textile printing is a fascinating art where repeat patterns are formed using a variety of techniques including brick, half brick, ogee, quarter rotation and half rotation pattern repeats to name a few styles.

The print sample given below is a khadi print.  Whilst the images above are hand worked using a variety of media the croquis image below has been computer generated and the fabric print overlaid as a layer using painting software.  If you click the Khadi print thumbnail below left you will see again how Vaishali accommodates the repeat of the motif.

Fashion drawing of fashion textile print by Vaishali Gandhi of India

Fashion drawing using fashion textile prints by Vaishali Gandhi of India

Click thumbnails above and scroll below

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