Have you ever used a digital fabric printing service?
A friend of mine is in the early stages of launching a UK based fabric printing service, which will be aimed at home-sewers. This idea has got me pretty excited, as there doesn’t seem to be anyone on this side of the Atlantic offering digital prints to those who sew for themselves.
But, she needs our help! She’s set up a short survey to gauge demand amongst sewing types, and I promised to help spread the word. If you fill it out, you’ll be in with a chance to win £100 worth of vouchers to be spent once the company is up and running.
Digital print has brought us some jaw-dropping clothes and home wear, like this from Mary Katrantzou (from her spring 2012 collection, although if you haven’t checked out her A/W 2012 stuff, go and do that now. She has prints of HB pencils! 80s radios! And typewriters!)
And this from Agi and Sam, a menswear label. That coat on the right is a digitally printed tweed pattern on wool. I do love a bit of fabric trompe l’oeil (they also make potato smiley face leggings)
And I think I found this through Pinterest – it’s a design by Claudia Caviezel for a Swiss designer called Jakob Schlaepfer. The colours are just amazing.
Do you have any favourite designs using digital print? How do you think it can be used by home sewers? And would you wear leggings printed with a reconstituted potato foodstuff?