14 November 2009
I recently found a company that can transfer your art work on silk. I am so happy with the results. They printed 4 different versions using silk, a wool and silk blend and a very fine light weight wool that is really soft and lends itself the the dreamy quality of the transfer.
The company requires your art to be in a digital file in a 1:1 ratio. Since my collages are all 6X6 I had the challenge of having to enlarge and rework the piece a bit in Adobe Photoshop. Although I am really pleased with the results and I LOVE working in Photoshop I think next time I will planning to do the original art work in the actual size of the scarf.
Because this first batch was a test I kept the size small 20 inches square. It is a nice versatile size to knot around your neck. The hems have been hand rolled which gives the scarf a nice touch. My next order I think I will try an oblong scarf in the wool. The entire process was so easy and gratifying.
If you are interested in printing on silk check out Lyma Products here
The service was great and Al was a great guy and very helpful in guiding me through the process.
I am offering 2 of the scarfs for sale at Whimrose Projects Etsy shop
to view my original art work go here