To celebrate the launch of our new website, our ‘Giveaway’ social media promotion offered one lucky person the chance to win 4m of fabric and printing here at The Silk Bureau Ltd.
One of the best things about running a competition is when you get to announce the winner. So, imagine how thrilled we were when the winner of the ‘Giveaway’ competition turned out to be not only a regular customer, but also celebrating her birthday the day she was notified! Celebrations all round!
The winner of our ‘Giveaway’ promotion was Hannah Weedon, a textile designer and illustrator.
Hannah creates commissioned designs and also freelances for a design studio. For her winning 4m of free printing she chose to present a selection of new ditsy pattern florals.
Following these designs through the processing system was a joy, which we would love to share with you.
As we follow Hannah’s choice of 100% Silk Light Twill from print to despatch, we really wanted to know more about Hannah and her work, so we simply had to interview her:
QWhat got you started as a textile surface pattern designer?
QAs a regular customer here at The Silk Bureau we love seeing your new designs. Where does your inspiration come from for each fresh new design?
QHave you ever spotted one of your designs on a stranger or in a publication?
QNow that the country is ‘opening up’ to shows and exhibitions again, will we be able to see your work on display?
QWhat creative aspirations have you got for the future and what plans are there for Hannah Weedon Design?
Thank you to everyone who took part in our promotion. What a worthy winner, we hope you agree.
We wish Hannah all the very best for her future career and look forward to seeing her next set of beautiful prints.
Follow Hannah on Instagram to see her designs as they’re created. @han.wee.design
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.