The Printer Elves have printed your gorgeous designs on our quality fabrics and we are now preparing to pack everything up for delivery. They may not be drawn by reindeer, but the courier lorries are certainly laiden with parcels of exquisite printed fabrics to bring you joy. In these final days before the Christmas holiday closure we are busier than ever!

This year we will be closed from 21st December 2019
Reopening on Thursday 2nd January 2020

What a year it’s been! We’ve expanded our premises (again), launched new fabrics, celebrated the success of our award winning Customers and supported 2 charities very close to our hearts. The Worcestershire Breast Care Unit and Rachel Pighills‘ fundraising appeal. From those of you who have shared with us the stories of your projects, we can tell just how successful your year has been too.

Thank you for your support and business throughout 2019 and we look forward to working with you again in 2020.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

Printing Scarves

Shrinkage

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 …

Stenter

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.

Shrinkage Disclaimer

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.