Digitial Printing Method

Cutwork – In cutwork, small open areas are left, sometimes with connecting threads. There are many types of cutworks such as Spanish cutwork, Venetian cutwork, Renaissance cutwork etc.

Applique work – This work is mostly done in Orissa and Rajasthan. In the Applique work, a piece of cloth is sewn over another to make various designs.

Fabric painting – When doing fabric painting on sarees, acrylic based colors are used to make motifs. Cloths like silk and cotton are preferred over other fabrics to do fabric painting. It is also done on bedcovers, curtains, pillow cases etc.

Zardosi work – Zardosi work is mostly done on satin, velvet and other heavy fabrics. Golden threads are used with metal wire embroidery to make patterns on the saree. In earlier times, real gold thread was used instead of metal threads.

Lucknow work – Lucknow work is popularly called Chikan work. In this type of work, stitches are used in a variety of ways to form different patterns. The work is done on the back side of the cloth so that the stitches are formed at the front.

Lace – Lace is also used in sarees, mostly to form the border. Lace can be stitched onto the sides of the saree to create a border.

Crystal work – Crystals of different shapes and sizes are also used in sarees

What is it? Glitter!

Whether it's a unicorn's mane, a fairy's wand, or a princess' slippers, glitter makes the ordinary shine and sparkle. But what exactly is glitter and where did it come from?

Glitter is made up of hundreds — even thousands or tens of thousands! — of tiny pieces of various materials. What types of materials? Some common glitter materials include copolymer plastics, aluminum foil, titanium dioxide, and iron oxides.

These materials are usually produced in thin sheets that are painted with bright metallic or iridescent colors that reflect light. The sheets are then cut up into tiny pieces to make glitter that sparkles brightly when its many pieces reflect light in a colorful spectrum!

To keep it from being too messy, glitter makers usually package glitter in small containers that have small holes that help control the flow of glitter. To apply glitter to an object, you will usually use glue or another type of sticky substance that the glitter will stick to.

In addition to arts and crafts projects, glitter can also be used in combination with cosmetics. You may see people wearing glitter make-up or using nail polish that contains glitter. If you want to look sparkly, there's no better way than adding some glitter to your clothes or body!

So how long has glitter been around? In its present form, glitter has only been around for about 75 years or so. However, scientists have found cave paintings that are over 2,000 years old that include mica flakes that give the paintings a sparkly appearance.

Modern glitter as we know it was invented in 1934 by a New Jersey cattle rancher named Henry Ruschmann. Henry also dabbled as a machinist. His hobby led to the accidental discovery of a process that used a machine to precisely cut plastic films into thousands of tiny pieces.

All those tiny pieces of plastic eventually became the product we now call glitter.

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