There's no doubt in my mind that digital printing is an amazing technical print innovation in the textile industry, however after solely designing and digitally printing furnishing fabrics and accessories for about five years, I realised that what actually motivates me to get out of bed in the morning is hands on making - and screen-printing in particular.
This week the studio's been brightened by a new screen-printed accessory in development - pocket squares.
The idea of printing these originated a few months ago when my son Josse bought his first bespoke suit from the tailors 'Gieves and Hawkes' of Savile Row fame, and asked if he could come down to Devon and print a silk pocket square to set it off.
He looked through my screens and decided the Bamboo design would be perfect. I then gave him a crash course in mixing dyes, found a length of silk that he could use and after sampling printing colours, we printed one for him and one for my nephew/his cousin Tom (who's 30th it was the following day).
I've stayed with the Bamboo imagery, although I've re-jigged the design a little; after all it was much admired and intensively market tested on Josse (graphic designer) and later Tom (product designer)!
Here are a few of the new colourways...
These satin squares are heading off to be beautifully hand rolled and with a fair wind, will be packaged in presentation boxes and on sale in my shop in a few weeks (priced £38 plus postage). If you would like to order one, please email me directly for postage costs worldwide at email@example.com
Thanks to Josse for the inspiration! X