Thursday, 13 August 2009

William's Ikaturina

Me plus client went to the museum to draw prehistoric sea creatures. Then I took his drawings and turned them into a pattern, to be printed on heavy Linen Union. The fabric is now at the sewing wizard-ess to be made into curtains and cushions! The first properly printed fabric from the den, exciting.

The print is digital, done at CAT digital, Glasgow. A great service as you can order small quantities to be printed. Handy for sampling and smaller orders of bespoke fabric. Fabric can be printed in pre-specified lengths - very useful for curtain making as any pattern match wastage can be wiped out. Because each panel is exactly the same the horizontal match is perfect, and thus saves the curtain maker a bit of time (helpful when the the drop means long lengths of fabric that would otherwise have to be measured out). The fabric arrived very quickly - about a weeks turnaround. They have a huge range of stock fabrics to print on.

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