WHAT TO EXPECT
Annabelle’s clothing line is inspired by a real mixture of styles, colours and patterns. All of our pieces are made from natural materials - cotton, silk and linen. Our range includes lots of colour, plush silk velvets, embroidery, tie-dye, textures and patterns.
Traditionally, Kantha stitching is used on “Kantha saris” (generally worn by women in Bengal) and to make simple quilts (Nakshi Kantha). Women in Bengal use old saris and cloth, and layer them with Kantha stitching to make blankets, throws or bedspreads.
Annabelle’s has utilised beautiful traditional Kantha fabrics to make jackets for our new clothing range (as well as cushions). Every Kantha piece is unique, with it’s recycled nature adding to the character and texture of each garment.
Block printing on textiles is the process of printing patterns on textiles (usually of linen, cotton or silk) by using carved wooden blocks. It is an ancient practice, and is the simplest and slowest of all methods of textile printing.
For our new clothing line, we’ve chosen our own colours and patterns, and have used this interesting process to create a bespoke range of garments.
For our tie-dye pieces we have used a clamp dying process, which is a traditional technique in India. The fabrics are folded and clamped during the dying process, which creates interesting and unique patterns on the fabric when it’s exposed to dye.