Meet Caitlin Evans, a Textile Print Designer based in London.
Being brought up in North Devon, Caitlin has a passion for nature. Designing and capturing nature’s floral beauty has clearly been influential on the final pieces of interior furnishings she designs and sells through her website.
All the pattern designs are hand-painted by Caitlin and then printed onto luxurious fabrics, including silks.
The design process starts by taking photographs and producing quick on-location sketches. This is important ground work for the paintings to come. Her beautiful, intricate mixed media paintings, often incorporate acrylics, watercolours and oil pastels.
Using her digital skills the original paintings are scanned, maintaining their painterly quality, and manipulated in Adobe Photoshop to create the final design, before sending to The Silk Bureau for printing on to fabric.
All the lampshades in Caitlin’s collection are handmade from our digitally printed fabrics including this Heavy Silcott Satin.
Caitlin’s work uses eye-catching colour palettes, that bring warmth and an uplifting atmosphere into anyone’s home.
The brand focuses on creating stunning textile products that celebrate nature by bringing the beauty of the outside world into the home.
This pretty daisy design is printed on our GOTs ECO Cotton Sateen before adding a touch of gingham to complete the cushion.
The processes involved in digital textile printing causes the original fabric to shrink. If you are printing scarves, the size of the finished product will be important to you. For example, if you have square artwork, you will be expecting your finished scarf to be square!
To get the printed fabric closer to the size you need, all fabric intended for scarves must go through an extra step to reshape it. Please allow extra time on your deadlines to allow for this process.
Let us introduce you to the …
The stenter is an enormous piece of machinery that has many uses, including coating our fabrics and reshaping scarf orders.
After travelling through a solution to soften the fabric, it then passes over a flat bed, gripped on the selvedge edges to pull it back into shape.
It’s a long and precise process that needs to be carefully monitored.
If you have selected to use our hemming service, we will check the stentered fabric for you before we begin to finish your scarves. If you are not using our service, it’s up to you to check the size BEFORE you cut out the individual scarves from the fabric length. We cannot re-size after your scarves have been cut out.