Jolly Giraffe Bags

tote bagsThey’re ready!

You may recall our recent charity appeal post for Rachel Pighills. Rachel urgently needs a life saving operation that can only be performed by 3 known surgeons in the world. The challenge is on to raise these funds as quickly as possible.

We were delighted with the crazy collection of colourful giraffe drawings and paintings received over the past month. Our budding artists varied in age from 3 to 60 years. It just goes to prove that arts and crafts really are a fun family activity.

Finally we have been able to put together a design and have it printed on our finest cotton fabric. These reversible tote bags are now available for purchase. See if you can spot your artwork on the bag. If it’s not on the outside, reverse the bag as it may be hiding on the inside.

giraffe imagesTo get hold of one of our double sided, reversible tote bags just email: info@silkbureau.co.uk or phone: 01386 861122. 100% of the money we receive from these sales will go to Rachel’s fund raising appeal. At only £10 per bag we really think that these are a handy, lasting bag. They would make excellent bags for shopping, sports kit and A4 folders amoungst many other possibilities. As colourful as they are, they make a striking accessory.

We can only accept cash or cheques (made payable to Rachel Pighills) for £10 as all funds are donated directly to the appeal and NOT deposited through The Silk Bureau Ltd. You are welcome to pick-up your bag from our Evesham site or post a self-addressed A4 size envelope with a Large Letter Stamp on it and we can post your bag straight back to you.

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.