Digital fabric printing

vintage postcard printed onto fabric

A little while back I showed some vintage postcards from a friend’s collection.  I have scanned all of these at high resolution and recently printed one onto fabric.  This cushion is 35cm x 45cm.  This idea has lots of potential for preserving and sharing old documents – imagine great-grandma’s birth or marriage certificate.

Digital fabric printing produces photo quality images onto fabric and opens up all sorts of possibilities.

A  number of quilt artists use digital printing onto fabric in their work, including Wen Redmond, and Sandra Meech.  At the recent tACTtile exhibition in Canberra I saw a couple of pieces by Beth Miller where she had embroidered/machine quilted on digitally printed fabric images which were close-up of tree bark – very effective.

Do you know of any other quilt/embroidery artists who work with digital fabric printing?

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