Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Raoul Textiles

What I love about Raoul Textiles is that they are one of the few remaining textile printers in the US that hand-prints fabrics using silk screens. Sally McQuillan founded the company 20 years ago and has produced more than 500 fabrics, each designed by herself. How wonderful to have such an input into a very organic, hands-on process. The lovely thing about silk screen printing is that it gives the print strength. This is because the pigments really sink into the fabric.

Sally usually works around a colour idea or theme when designing a collection and her inspiration comes from a variety of sources - childhood memories, her garden, books and friends. I have chosen to show some simple prints, but you can find out more on the website here, or at George Smith.

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