We are used to seeing customers placing many orders with us and become very familiar with their names and style of design. But it’s so great to have a proper introduction and see the business they are in and what they do with all those wonderful designs.
Meet Johanna Fleming. We recently posted a video compilation of her designs being printed on our Get Inspired page, and really wanted to know more. Despite the many engagements she has on this month she still took the time to tell us about her work.
Her most recent designs have been turned into stunning 100% Silk Satin and Silk Twill scarves. Whether you chose the bright and bold colours of the ‘Butterbug Ball’, ‘Champagne’ or the monochrome ‘Feather’, all her designs start with detailed hand-rendered illustrations.
It’s handy to know a thing or two about digital manipulation so that those amazing illustrations can be turned into scarf compositions, including borders and layouts. By investing in research sample printing and testing, Johanna has selected the colours most appropriate for printing her designs onto fabric.
We are delighted to be printing and finishing these for Johanna.
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We do wish Johanna the very best of luck during these events. If you would like to see Johanna demonstrating her illustration skills, why not pop along to Kings Cross on 24th September.
If you needed any more reason to visit, the Butterbug Ball, Champagne and Feather scarves will also be available for you to purchase, along with Johanna’s framed artwork.
If you can’t make it to the events, you can shop online through Wolf & Badger.
19th – 20th September 2021
24th September 2021
18th – 25th September 2021
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.