As is often the case in the summer, many of our members had conflicts, so only Ruth-Ellen and I were able to participate on this outing. We were met by Darci, who gave us the tour and explained their processes.
They have a choice of seven fabrics, including quilting cotton, a linen-cotton canvas, an organic cotton sateen, upholstery weight cotton twill and are soon to come out with a cotton/silk blend fabric. You can request a fabric swatch book at the above link.
For you selvage lovers, check out the selvage on this baby:
Their printing process uses pigments, and is similar to printing on your home printer, but in wide fabric widths.
There were about twelve printers in use. The printers are named after movie characters. This one is Shemp from the Three Stooges.
This printer was printing samples of the new cotton-silk blend fabric.
If you want to try having your own designs printed on fabric, you can order a printed swatch of any of the fabrics for only $5.00. You can order fat quarters or yardage. The website walks you through the design process and allows you to preview your creation. There were many samples of fabric on stretcher strips used for wall art.