Posts tagged ‘digital textile printing’

Hamburger Liebe for Michas Stoffecke

You may know German designer Susanne Firmenich, aka Hamburger Liebe, from her Spoonflower designs, which I have featured here before. Some of her Spoonflower designs and dozens more were picked up by two European companies — Hilco, which I’ll show you in the next post, and Michas Stoffecke. Michas Stoffecke has produced a whole slew of designs, and if you count up all [...]

Spoonflower Color v2.1

Spoonflower recently made an important update to their color management. It was done to expand the range of colors, improve handling of gradients (which means better photographic printing), and to reduce color shifts between computer screens and fabric, and between their different base cloths. On the downside, it means that old color maps need upgrading [...]

Liberty Art Fabrics: Wightwick and Willow, AW12

{ Milliner from the Printing and Dyeing Group } The Autumn/Winter 2012 collection of Liberty of London Tana Lawn (and Saville Poplin) has just been released. Wightwick and Willow is a tribute to the evolution of textile printing techniques. There are six groups within the collection: Weave, Xylography (block printing), and Embellishment suggest the beautiful [...]

Katherine Codega

Last year I was smitten by illustrator/surface pattern designer Katherine Codega‘s Clover Patch print. Since then she’s rounded out the offerings in her Etsy shop with dozens of new prints — focal prints and great, simple coordinates in perfect color palettes. Her shop also features tea towels (including calendar tea towels), and art prints and [...]

The People’s Print

{ Floral Collage Print for The Great British Floral group} Melanie Bowles, author of the excellent Digital Textile Design (which is getting a new edition this fall!) has launched an exciting new project with Dr. Emma Neuberg, founder of the Slow Textile Group and lecturer at the University of the Arts, London. It’s called The People’s Print, [...]

In Case You Missed It …

The recording of my live video chat on is here. We talked a lot about digital fabric printing (especially about the importance of color charts), I made a few embarrassing confessions, and showed how to use Illustrator’s Recolor Artwork tool. Great fun was had by all, I think! A big thanks to Laura Coyle [...]

New Heather Ross Prints on Spoonflower

Heather Ross illustrated a sweet kid’s book called Crafty Chloe, written by Kelly DiPuccio. It’s about a girl who decides to make a present for her best friend despite naysaying from her other friends. Heather made another shop on the Martha Stewart Show to promote the book and demonstrate a project, and just like last [...]

Nancy Straughan

I was first attracted to U.K. designer Nancy Straughan‘s small line of dresses and tunics featuring her prints on silk. She’s now offering her fabric by the yard, digitally printed on organic linen, through her Etsy shop. I love how you could swear these fabrics were handprinted (I did!) until you read the description that [...]

Italian Digitally Printed Silks

Italian. Digitally printed. Silk. Floral. Painterly. GIMME. Spotted at Harts Fabric. Harts has several other digitally printed silks from Italy in their High Fashion Fabrics section. Related posts: Thai Silks Sew Bettie’s Digitally Printed Fabric Flocking Birds Silk at Britex Lela Rose Silk at Britex Fabrics Geometric Silks at Mood