The origins of knitting are shrouded in mystery, though most historians believe it originated in the middle east around the 10th or 11th century CE. The oldest surviving piece of knitwear are these socks, now housed at London’s Victoria and Albert museum. They were made between the 11th and 13th centuries CE in Egypt, and their complex (and snazzy) design suggests that knitting had already been around a long time.
Knitting techniques spread from the Middle East to Europe, where it became enormously popular in the middle ages. As you may know from paintings or movies, men in the Middle Ages, at least the classy ones, liked to wear stockings. Demand for fine stockings drove the knitting industry, causing the formation of knitting guilds which required six-year long apprenticeship to become a certified master knitter. The first knitting machine was invented in 1580 by William Lee. While mechanized knitwear was usually cheaper, hand-knitting produced much finer knitwear for a long time to come.
Over the past century or so, knitting revivals have usually occurred during periods of scarcity. During both World Wars, those on the home front were encouraged to dig up their unworn garments and use them to make new items for use on the front. Thus women and schoolchildren hand-knit socks, helmet liners, and other items for the soldiers in the field. It also became popular during the Great Depression, in order to make clothes last longer, and to make use of every scrap of yarn.
The most recent knitting revival, starting in the 1990s, was driven not by necessity, but by a general revival of interest in hand crafts. People in their 20s and 30s have been the largest growing group of knitters, and their presence has been felt online. Knitting has been the subject of leading blog since the beginning of blogging, and the needle arts have spawned their own thriving social network with millions of users called Ravelry. Knitting has produced a form of street art called yarn bombing in which public objects are knitted in yarn, and even produced its own star comedian specializing in knitting humor.
Henna is so popular all around the world and so as the designs. You may find a Henna design book in book shop or try finding online. There are several free PDF books available online.
You may search them on Google or Bing and Print them. You better have a color printer to understand them better.
Designs are always region specific. Make sure you ask the client about the fashion or design they want.
Practice most common designs on paper first so you can add some speed in your real Tattoo printing business.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henna (Arabic: حِنَّاء) is a dye prepared from the plant Lawsonia inermis, also known as hina, the henna tree, the mignonette tree, and the Egyptian privet, the sole species of the genus Lawsonia.
Henna can also refer to the temporary body art resulting from the staining of the skin from the dyes (see also mehndi). Henna has been used since antiquity to dye skin, hair and fingernails, as well as fabrics including silk, wool and leather. Historically, henna was used in the Arabian Peninsula, Indian Subcontinent, near and Middle East, parts of Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Carthage, other parts of North Africa and the Horn of Africa. The name is used in other skin and hair dyes, such as black henna and neutral henna, neither of which is derived from the henna plant.