Thank you to everyone who took part and sent us their wonderful creative designs.
With so many wonderful designs entered into our competition, we found it too difficult to choose. The Silk Bureau judges, scratched their heads deliberating over who should be awarded the prize. Should we choose something traditional? Should we choose something contemporary? In the end, we couldn’t decide and so we chose two!
We hope that you enjoy seeing and reading about the worthy winners and their entries.
“… my Christmas scarf design is inspired by possibly my favourite ever Christmas present, my Nutcracker Story Box. My parents managed to find and buy it for me last year after years of talking about the one I had when I was little.”
“…in Mr Mouse’s Vegetable Patch and he’s stumbled across some tasty root vegetables. Vibrant carrots, beetroots, and brussel sprouts await him beneath an Autumnal soft blue sky. Well, who can blame him? They do look good enough to eat!”
“Since the start of my brand, I have used The Silk Bureau to print and finish my luxury silk accessories.
Whilst I have had samples from other companies, The Silk Bureau’s quality of print and customer service is second to none.
Being invited for a tour around the factory was an absolute pleasure, and an amazing insight into the work and attention to detail that goes into each print run.”
“Quality is at the heart of all Nuthatch Grey designs.
We pride ourselves on only placing our hand-drawn artwork onto the highest quality products – which really leaves us with no other choice than to print with The Silk Bureau.
Beautifully finished scarves with an exceptional print quality, using stunning silks, is a perfect fit for Nuthatch Grey.
As an extra bonus, our scarves are printed in the UK by a super friendly, talented team.”
We have thoroughly enjoyed every step of the printing and hemming process. Each of the scarves are simply exquisite.
Did you miss our competition?
Here’s what it was all about! Look out for more competitions in the future.
When you’re checking your list, to see who’s been naughty or nice, is there a certain someone who deserves a bespoke designed silk scarf?
We’re excited to announce our special Christmas competition, open to all customers! Whether you’re a textile designer, an artist, photographer or student we welcome all Christmas themed designs that you think would look great as scarves.
Every entry is entitled to 25% off in our competition!
However- ONE lucky winner will receive their designs back as 4x 100% silk scarves printed on our luxurious Silk Twill 61gsm, completely FREE! Machine pin hemmed and ready to gift. Just add your own wrapping and pop it under the tree! Only one design will be selected as the overall winner, but with 25% off the full cost of printing and hemming for *every entry… Everyone’s a winner!
No purchase is necessary to enter the competition, however if you wish to place an order for your design and claim the 25% discount, head over to our Place Order page and submit your order as normal. Please enter “Christmas Scarf Competition” in the comments and discount boxes.
Entries must be in by 1st November 2021. The winner will be announced on 3rd November 2021. We aim to return finished scarf entries that have requested printing and hemming with a 25% discount by 20th December 2021.
Each submitted canvas should include 4 scarves at the sizes shown below. You may wish to have the same design in 4 different sizes or design 4 seperate scarves to fill the canvas. The choice is yours.
Compeition entries must be 135cm x 135cm overall (to include 1mm cutting line between scarves). Use this template to help you design your canvas:
One scarf design
Two scarf designs
Will you add borders? If you do, they must be at least 1cm wide, so they don’t get lost in the hemming process.
How about adding your own signature? Every artist signs their work! Include it in your design at least 2.5cm away from the edges. If you would like some more advice on designing scarves, please visit our Scarves page.
The winning entry will be printed and made into scarves with the 3 square designs having a machine pin hem finish and the long design having our single bagged finish. They will include a care label and be packed individually in clear cellophane bags. All entries wishing to take up the 25% discount offer will be printed on Silk Twill 61gsm only. It’s a fabric that’s just perfect for scarves and a very popular choice. Discounted scarves are restricted to one canvas per customer.
We have a panel of judges eagerly awaiting your designs. So, send them in as soon as possible.
If you would like to have your scarves printed and claim your 25% discount, place your order through our normal upload page and add ‘Christmas Scarf Competition’ in the comments box.
Or: If you would just like to enter your design to the competition without printing, click this ‘Submit A Design’ button and email it through to our panel of judges.
One scarf at 90 x 90cm
Two scarves at 45 x 45cm
One scarf at 45 x 135cm (single bagged)
Include 1mm cutting line between scarves.
Submit your entry by
1st November 2021
If you would like to have your entry printed, upload through our website add 'Christmas Scarf Competition' in the comments box.
Not everyone can win our scarf competition, but if you weren't lucky this time you could still get your design made into scarves. We are offering 25% discount off all our Christmas 2021 scarf competition entry designs.
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.