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Student Promotion

The Silk Bureau has a long history of supporting students studying Art & Design courses. Continuing to show our support this year, our student promotion offered 2m of FREE digital fabric printing to a nominated university student.

Lecturer's choice!

We invited lecturers from universities around the country to select a student they felt deserved the gift of 2m of FREE digital textile printing. This would ideally be to support their final projects and end of year shows!

Sometimes a lecturer would offer a reason for their selection. For example, we heard of the thrill one lecturer felt seeing a student’s design materialise through determined hard work, and of the financial struggles another student was facing to achieve their degree.

Each and every one deserved to be chosen and benefit from this offer!

These nominations only goes to show how wonderfully supportive and caring these lecturers are, by taking the time to promote their students.

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Charlotte Barton - Birmingham City University
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Charlie Pembroke - Arts University Bournmouth

Encouraging Students

It’s important to remember that today’s students are tomorrow’s industry designers. They will be the ones that influence what we will be wearing and what we will be decorating our homes with. 

To our delight we have travelled with many designers from their student days through to the influencers they are today. From university to design studios to retail outlets, we have taken a lot of pride in believing that our student promotion will give a boost to students on the last leg of their design course degrees. Just when they need it the most!

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Here are just a few examples of the many students designs being printed at our Evesham based factory, complete with the designers inspiration in their own words. 

Birmingham City University

Charlotte Barton

“The aim of this project is to develop a coordinated collection of gender-neutral kidswear prints with the theme of Vintage Vehicles, for a bespoke market level in response to the trends of A/W 23/24. The collection encourages interactivity through smart inks and textural processes.

Gender-neutral kidswear is growing in popularity, however there is still a growing need for surface prints that are designed without motif themes biases that can be suitable for any child regardless of their gender. Although vehicles motifs are prominently used for boys products, this collection aims to design and print vehicles in a way that can also be appropriate for girls products and will prove that any motif can be marketed towards any child.”


London Metropolitan University

Lyla Tate

“My two prints are from two separate Projects, Home and The Lost Boys.

Home was the idea as a student your pulled in so many different directions, living away and not knowing where your going to settle. This project is exploring the idea of where home is? Playing with a range of imagery of places,people and things I’ve made attachments to be my home.  

The lost boys (pub logo print) is a project based on being with friends,adventures and camping. I wanted the designs to be playful and fun to reflect that when your feeling lost and overwhelmed in life if you surround yourself with wonderful people and have fun experiences out in nature you will find your own wonderland.” 


Arts University Bournmouth

Charlie Pembroke

“This design was created as part of my Specialist Professional Project, which was my first project back in third year.

I chose to study ‘The Secret Garden’ by Franciss Hodgson Burnett with a particular inspiration from victorian architecture.

I started by drawing with textured charcoal, by cutting and manipulating the images digitally I was able to create this design. With a mind for domestic interiors, the piece itself reminds me of victorian fencing and is inspired by the 1933 film. It was an incredibly fun and creative project and gave me good grounds for exploring techniques i was previously not so confident in, such as digital printing.”


Manchester Met University

Parminder Manisha Kaur

“Illustrating the natural side of the world we live in is something that I am passionate about. My current project is based on biophilic design in our living spaces. Nature and natural elements around us have a positive impact on our health and wellbeing, and I look to create prints that will have the same impact.

This print is called Lush Pink Flowers of Protaras. Cyprus is full of exotic plants and landscapes. For me, the inspiration is endless. In my practice I like to illustrate a sense of escapism, which holds depth in every brush stroke and vibrancy within each splash of colour.

I am always experimenting and looking for new ways to produce fresh and innovative designs.”

Norwich University of Arts

Nieve Merchant

“The piece was first inspired by vintage Valentine’s Day cards found in a museum and then developed into looking at Marion Richardson hand writing exercises. 

My project is inspired by museums, stories and journeys.” 

University for the Creative Arts - Farnham

Kody Wrenn

The title of the project was Maximalism: Art Deco and the Imagery of Lana Del Rey.
“A summary of my work matches the title where I was looking into the trend of maximalism and the idea of ‘more is more’. I explored this by looking at the style of Art Deco as a subgenre with its gold accents and symmetrical geometrics and to make it more personal to me, I made motifs that were inspired by reoccurring imagery and themes from the musician Lana Del Rey.”

UWE - Bristol School of Art

Daniella Warman

“My project is inspired by the ubiquitous trainer and the hidden layers and materials of its construction.

Through almost forensic processes of de-construction I have interrogated their make-up and developed my findings into a mixed-media Textile Collection. Im interested in the juxtaposition of unconventional materials and processes with exploded scales and proportions – and am excited to realise my final collection through the use of textiles, print and latex.”

Daniella Warman
Daniella Warman
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University of Creative Arts Farnham

Kody Wernn

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Student Discounts

Our usual student discount offer continues with 25% off the professional fabric and print price list.

Get in touch for the latest copy or read more about our student offer here

Supporting Designers of the Future

If you would like to know more about our Student Promotion campaign for January 2023 then please get in touch

Look out for futher opportunities, special offers and student competitions for digital textile printing with The Silk Bureau Ltd. Or visit our Student webpage, to get 25% off our professional price list.

Printing Scarves


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.

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.