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Competition Time!

Design a spring inspired repeat pattern

Win table settings for 6 dinner guests

Our spring repeat pattern competition

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Our finishing department are delighted to offer this exclusive table setting for 6 guests printed in the winning bespoke pattern. All you need to do to enter our repeat pattern competition is create and email your spring-inspired artwork for the chance to win 6 napkins, 6 coasters and 6 placemats all printed in your own design!

We are looking for pretty, multi-coloured, multi-patterned designs that are cheerful and sum up the spring season. We have always been blown away by the quality of designs sent to us in past competitions. Needless to say, our team of Silk Bureau judges are looking forward to seeing what you have created this time. Although, choosing only one may be quite a challenge!

One lucky winner will win the complete set, but you could still order a set printed with your own unique design

Repeat Pattern Design Brief

Time to get designing!

Design a spring-themed repeat pattern to impress your dinner guests.

Your finished repeat pattern design may include photography, illustration, painting, calligraphy or any media that you can digitally capture to bring your idea to life. What we are looking for is a colourful design full of joy! 

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win 6 table settings!

The Prize

The designer of the winning spring repeat pattern competition will receive:

6 hemmed Linen napkins 42 x 42cm,
6 hemmed GOTS ECO Cotton Drill coasters 10 x 10cm and
6 double sided GOTS ECO Cotton Drill placemats.

Each will be printed in the winning repeat pattern design.

Credit for the design will be announced on all our marketing platforms by publishing the winner’s name and bio links.

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Submit 

An artwork tile that is in full seamless repeat. i.e. there are no obvious gaps or breaks in the pattern. (We recommend a 10 x 10cm design tile. To give you an idea, this will repeat a little over 4 times across the width of the 42cm napkin)

Our CAD team will not alter your file size or design, so please check it before submitting as that is the file we will print for the winning entry. 

Submit your entry!

Get your entries to us by

Tuesday 2nd April 2024

Submit your repeat pattern competition entry by email to: info@silkbureau.co.uk

The winning entry will be selected by a panel of judges representing The Silk Bureau Ltd. 

The winner will be announced on Tuesday 9th April 2024 through our social media and website platforms.

No restrictions on the number of entries.

The winner will receive 6 matching Napkins, 6 matching Coasters and 6 matching Placemats each printed and finished by The Silk Bureau Ltd only. No cash alternative is available.

The prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other concessions, discounts, or special offers.

Table settings may be printed on a different fabric than those described, depending on availability.

Items will be finished with a machine pin hem or bagged hem.

Submitted repeat patterns should be print-ready and saved with the correct printing specifications: 180–300dpi, RGB, Flattened JPEG, Colour Profile embedded.

All entrants give consent to have their design published on our marketing platforms. 

Deadline for submissions is 2nd April 2024.

The winner will be contacted via email/phone.

The winner will be announced on 9th April 2024 and have their name and winning entry displayed on our website.

The Silk Bureau Ltd. judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

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Table settings

If you don’t win our competition, don’t worry, you can still take advantage of our seamstresses skills by ordering your own bespoke table setting.

A new lifestyle product range is now available! Ideal for a special occasion or simply to complement your home decor.  Our table sets will be printed, hemmed and packed by our in-house seamstresses before being delivered to you ready for your table.

What’s in a single table setting?

Each table setting comprises of – 1 napkin, 1 coaster and 1 placemat. Just tell us how many sets you would like and send us your seamless repeat pattern artwork through our Place Order webpage.

What sizes are available?

Coasters are finished to 10 x 10cm

Napkins are finished to 42 x 42cm

We have round and rectangle placemats available for you to choose from.

Small round finished to 33 x 33cm
Large round finished to 43 x 43cm
Rectangle finished to 47 x 33cm

What fabrics do we use?

Napkins printed on our Linen R704 – a perfect fabric for napkins. Its flat weave has a luxurious soft touch. Coasters and Placemats printed on our GOTS ECO Cotton Drill. A heavyweight fabric that offers a substantial base for your tableware with a beautiful soft feel.

Place your order through our website by clicking on the FABRIC link and add Table Setting in the comments box. Don’t forget to tell us which size of placemat you would like! The final invoice will be sent to you for payment before we send your order to print.

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.