Lacefield Designs introduces two new textile lines per year, in June and December, at the ITMA Showtime textile trade show in High Point, North Carolina. Months of research, creating concept boards and designing original artwork goes into each textile pattern. This week we are in the midst of our favorite stage, finally seeing the textile patterns transferred to fabric! Here is a behind the scenes peek at the textile printing process:
|Ibiza Peacock, introduced in December 2012, is a single screen (one color)|
pattern. Notice this machine can accommodate up to 12 screens!
|ink passes through the tiny holes in the rotary screen|
|printed fabric is fed into the dryer|
|after drying, the fabric is inspected before being rolled onto tubes|
|screens are cleaned in between color changes|
|rotary screens stored between print runs|