Calico printing


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the art or process of impressing the figured patterns on calico.

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To this I would add the observation that some of his techniques might also have been a rather straightforward adaption of the essential processes of calico printing.
Calico printing and paper-based printmaking were related fields.
If we are looking to understand the production techniques that Blake drew upon in creating his composite plates, calico printing was another obvious and important part of the artisanal process readily available to him.
Thus, Europe had an incentive to learn the "secrets" of calico printing (especially those of Indian and Ottoman artisans) in order to substitute home-produced goods for imported commodities.
68) The calico printing industry quickly developed in several centres of the Netherlands and in particulat on the out skirts of Amsterdam.
Thomson now reveals comparable creative entrepreneurship in Barcelona, beginning with a first calico printing factory in 1736.
Thus, detailed study begins with the establishment of calico printing in Barcelona, where Thomson situates early entrepreneurs within the context of markets and imports as well as the Spanish (and comparative) political framework of industrial growth in the early 18th century.
The content of the book is fairly represented by the title, and it tells the reader a great deal about the development of the French cotton industry from its mid-eighteenth century origins in calico printing to nineteenth-century mechanized factory production, and yet more about the men (there are no women in Chassagne's story) responsible for the transformation.
Though he does not explicitly engage in the proto-industrialization debate, the sections on rural cotton manufacture and calico printing will doubtless find a place in that literature.
Her purpose is shown again in the breadth of her view of textile manufacturing (cotton, woolens and worsteds, linen, and silk), and in her discussion of finishing, especially calico printing, destination of 60 percent of the output of cotton cloth in 1792.
The volume is well illustrated, especially with prints of techniques that now look like "intermediate technology' in calico printing and human-powered machinery; significantly, the only depiction of a steam engine is on the cover of the book.