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 fabric printing with illlustrations, 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.
Advent calendar 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.
Printing illustration on fabric – expectations and reality
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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