100% Silk Twillies are so versatile. Wear them in your hair, around your wrist, bag, hat or tie around your neck. However you choose to wear yours they make a fun and luxurious accessory.
The ones we designed as our own promotional accessories were printed on a 100% Silk 12 m/m Light Satin. The array of exotic foliage included tropical flowers and ferns subtly interlocking with transparency overlays. Most importantly we included our Silk Bureau logo. If you are tempted to print your own design, perhaps consider including your signature or logo, as you would on any scarf design. Just remember to keep the logo on one side so that it doesn’t get folded in half when sewn up.
If you have some additional printing space down the side of your digital file make good use of it with one of these narrow prints. Alternatively as you can get 10 printed across the width of our silk fabric. They are ideal as promotional offers or affordable accessories.
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As a guide, here is our pattern template to help you design a ’twillie’ of your own. Fill a 12 x 100cm file with your own creative design. Once printed it can be ‘single-bagged’ sewn, with the final hem hand finished. Resulting in a stylish 45º ribbon end. Final ’twillie’ is approx. 5.5 x 94cm
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.