Ink & Silk

Our production team have been wowed by the colourful, vibrant artwork produced by Holly Kennedy the founder of Ink & Silk. You can see this for yourself in our printing video. 

Watching the silks being printed with Holly’s creations, brings joy to the factory floor. Can you imagine a room full of bright colour? It really is uplifting!

We would like to say a big thank you to Holly for choosing The Silk Bureau. By using our digital fabric printing and in-house hemming service for her silk twill scarves, she really has brought a smile to our faces. 

Scarf inspired fabric printing

Holly Kennedy

With a history of artistic studies, including illustration, interactive media and millinery, Holly was inspired to design and print her own fabrics.

Her exclusive designs are now available in many products, including masks, nightwear, ties, bags, purses and of course, gorgeous silk twill scarves. 

Ink & Silk was born out of the realisation I wanted to design and print my own fabrics, created from my paintings.

Holly Kennedy

Inspired by the natural patterns found in nature, Holly uses all kinds of mixed media to create her original paintings. 

...using acrylic inks, paints, handmade stencils and lino cuts, oil pastels and ballpoint pens, I focus on colour, mark making and abstracted interpretations of the botanical world around me.

Holly Kennedy

The resulting paintings are then digitally captured and saved to our printing specifications. 

Currently Holly favours 90x90cm square scarves and 98x6cm Twilly scarves. This gives a choice of finished product for her customers and optimises the printing width of the silk twill she chooses. 

Would you like to know more about turning your artwork into scarves? Then head over to our scarves page for details.

Holly Kennedy Detail
Holly Kennedy Painting
Holly Kennedy scarf 1

Environmental Support

In acknowledgment and gratitude for natures inspiration in her artwork, for every purchase through her on-line shop, Holly has a tree planted. By supporting reforestation projects she's doing her bit to tackle climate crisis around the world. You can read more about mangrove planting in Madagascar amongst other projects by clicking on the green icon link above. 

Find out more

Ink & Silk: inkandsilk.co.uk

Instagram : ink.silk.designs

Photography:
Joel Davies Photography  @joeldaviesphoto

Shop : Silk Scarves

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.