B E S P O K E
Sometimes an extra special project requires a completely new design.
Many people become overwhelmed when it comes to print- but this does not need to be the case. For this service I can work with you to come up with a completely unique print that is personal to you and subtly celebrates a special place, narrative or person. As well as this, I will use my extensive knowledge to find the perfect fabric and the best finish- it will be completely tailored to it's intended purpose, whether it is an evening dress or a reupholstered heirloom.
HOW IT WORKS...
1~ INITIAL CONSULTATION
Starting with an initial consultation to hear about the project and discuss potential ideas and cover whether there are any necessities or requirements needed- for example, outside cushions needing waterproof fabric. I love a vague or abstract brief and am sure I will be able to fully realise any ideas in to beautiful visuals.
2 ~ M O O D B O A R D S
I will then go away to research, sketch and create moodboards of ideas for the concept that I feel would suitably fit the brief. This would include collecting relevant fabric samples to present, potential colours, as well as styles of prints.
3 ~ V I S U A L I S A T I O N S
Once the moodboard and key attributes of the design have been confirmed, the designs will then progress in to visualisations- preferably using your own photos, I will add my fabric in to the photographs to help narrow down the selection of possible options.
4 ~ D E S I G N I N G
Taking the chosen moodboard, colour pallet and print inspiration- I will then start the design. Usually this begins with hand drawn elements and painting, scanning in and putting in to repeat.
5 ~ S A M P L I N G
Once the design is finished, I will then either create or send off for a fabric sample- depending on the fabric choice and whether it is going to be digitally printed or screen-printed. This can then be placed in situ to see how the fabric looks and feels and to ensure it is perfect.
6 ~ P R O D U C T I O N
After the sample has been approved, I will then begin production of the required meterage of fabric. I have a wealth of contacts available should further production be required- such as a seamstress, and would be happy to liaise with them to assure the desired finish is achieved.