The London Design Festival saw a number of unique exhibitions of diverse design in 2019. One that stood out for us was ‘In Perfect Process’. A collaboration between print artist Lisa King and the London Flower School.
The collection was exhibited in a disused church and featured large scale digitally printed fabrics alongside a real flower installation. Needless to say, we were thrilled that The Silk Bureau Ltd services were used in the production of the beautiful silk satin scarves and large photographs digitally printed onto the finest silk chiffon. The entire display was the result of many months of collaboration between the artist Lisa King and the London Flower school who encourage the creative potential of floristry.
To follow the process involved in creating the artwork there are a series of images capturing Lisa working on the project with an in-depth story of the exhibition. To view these go to in-perfect-process. Find out where Lisa gets her inspiration from and how her work methods have evolved click here.
If you would like to know more about our scarf service get in touch with our Customer Services Team on 01386 861122 or visit our scarf page.
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.