Here at the Silk Bureau, we are proud to claim some of the most talented international designers as our Customers. And so, when Nathalie Pellon recently showed us an article in the Tatler magazine featuring just one of her scarves, we were keen to share it.
It’s not difficult to see how the beauty of the mountains and idyllic scenery of Switzerland inspires our featured artist, Nathalie Pellon. It is such a beautiful country.
For each topic, Nathalie’s thorough research takes her back to nature. The emotive feeling brought about by natures colour palette and mood, encourages her to create layouts of combined shapes into pattern.
Artworks created from her research are turned into scarves, repeat patter fabric and various garments. Along with two other designers, Nathalie opened a unique boutique – “ooonyva” – in the historic city of Berne, the capital of Switzerland, where all her products are available to purchase.
When she’s not working as a freelance textile designer, Nathalie is also an author and textile lecturer. Sharing her love of fabrics and surface pattern with others.
As seen in The Tatler magazine (March Issue 4) the featured scarf is from her collection “conte de fees”.
Snow White and Rose Red is the inspiration for this scarf. The nature both girls see on their walk through the wood is depicted in the background. Contrasting moments shown as peaks, like the thoughts of the two different girls offer complimentary shapes to create the layout. The bear metamorphosed into a deer was Nathalie’s artistic twist.
Video Credit: Thomas Suremann
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.