Say hello to our „Guest post” section – this is your special place here! We want to introduce to you our first guest post, including Ania’s Simeone special story about printing illlustrations on fabric, with a little help of the bees 🙂 Happy reading!
I’m Ania Simeone and I work as a children’s book illustrator. I’m going to tell you about my project that I carried out together with CottonBee at the end of 2017 – as you will see, that was the Christmas project.
24 characters – animals wearing jumpers, little and bigger girls, cheerful beardies, plucky ladies – for 24 Advent days. Each of these Photoshop illustrations printed on cotton satin was turned into a soft decoration – a gift for my daughter, as it was her Advent calendar, as well as family and friends.
Why illustration on fabric? Because it was easy and fast to print the project in CottonBee. When I printed my works on fabric for the first time, I was afraid that the final effect would be different than the original. The illustartions are full of details, a particular colour range and shades, different textures and patterns; consequently, the risk that something would go wrong was considerable. Yet, when I opened the box with the fabric that arrived two days after placing an order, it turned out everything was exactly as I saw it on my computer screen! A very exciting moment…then sewing came..my desk changed into a small laboratory.
I’m certainly willing to carry out more experiments with print on woven fabrics and I’m planning a collection of fabric designs.
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