There are some designers whose work immediately grasps our attention the moment that we open their digital file. That’s exactly what happens every time we see Dorothee Vogel’s orders.
The colours in her designs are so vibrant and the images so bold that they demand a closer look. There is such a lot of intricate detail in her artwork; images not normally seen as a surface pattern create unique garments. Her customers love the individual, confident look that they get when wearing something from her collection.
Bold colour and lots of sketching is the starting point for Dorothee Vogel’s designs. Taking inspiration from some of the great artworks found in the museums that Dorothee visits, such as ECOLE DES BEAUX ARTS in Paris, France.
Armed with a sketchbook and plenty of brightly coloured felt-tip pens, she can sit in front of exhibits and draw inspiration from all that surrounds her. Using strong mark-making techniques, the resulting artwork grabs your attention and shouts “look at me!”.
Combining carefully selected drawings, Dorothee creates a canvas layout ready for The Silk Bureau to print onto our finest quality fabric. She chooses a wonderful 100% silk Crepe de Chine to provide a luxurious drape to the dress.
Here she shows us how she lays the pattern pieces onto the printed fabric that will become her latest summer dress. By doing it this way she can control the exact placement of the details within her drawings to specific areas of the dress.
And here it is…
Not trendy or seasonal, but unique to her personal aesthetic. And, a hit with all her customers! Why not take inspiration from Dorothee Vogel and create your own individual design from the original artwork you have created!
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.