Tuesday, 22 July 2008

the big reveal...



After keeping my lips tightly sealed for months, I am very excited to finally share what the three of us (Lara, Tegan & I) have been working on.



It all started in April, when I talked to Tegan (my neighbour and a high school arts teacher) about setting up a screen printing studio. Lara and I had talked about it many times before...we've always dreamed about being able to have full control over the printing process. Mixing our own colours, printing quantities we want, experiment with multiple colours and multiple screens. They were just dreams then...

Both Lara and I found it extremely hard to find a screen printer who prints by the metre on a larger scale, but still not too large, and although we are quite happy with our printer we had a desire for more...and from the many enquiries we know we were not the only ones.

Soon after that chat in April we all met and Ink & Spindle was born...



Ink & Spindle will offer screen printing by the metre to Australian pattern designers and everyone who's interested in having their own designs printed on textiles. So for all of you who have always wanted to print their own fabric…we will be able to do it for you.

We aim to be a studio that focuses on customers needs and we want to constantly improve our services by listening to and acting on your feedback. Our first step will be a website that makes it easy for you to order and design your fabric…




The hunt for properties was fun. Lara and Tegan found our lovely Kensington studio, set in the old Younghusband wool store building, while I was overseas. On my return I visited the space and loved it...it's so cosy. We signed the lease only weeks ago and are very busy to make the space ours.

We're inviting you to follow us on our journey and hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do.

21 comments:

Sherrin said...

yay! It's offical then!! :o) Can't wait to hear more. :o)

Christie said...

congrats! Can't wait to see the studio up & running-yay!

mikodesign said...

wow, that is really great, can't you start one in holland as well!

Cathy said...

fantastuc Bianca. Congratulations. I am so excited for you and the other girls. Can't wait to hear more.

CurlyPops said...

It's such a fantastic idea to be able to customise fabric to exactly what a customer wants.
I can't wait to order something!

leslie said...

whoohoo. super exciting. following dreams. whoohoo!

Hyena In Petticoats said...

I've just left a stupidly gushy comment over on Lara's blog, but I just want to say I'm so happy for you guys - what a fantastic idea!

I can't wait to get on board and order some fabric, and I'll come and visit next time I'm in Melbs! Woot!

Congratulations!

Leah xxxx

ismoyo said...

I just read about this exciting news on Lara's blog. How wonderful for you! Veel succes en geluk!

shim + sons said...

Congratulations, Bianca! What fantastic news!!!

Wendy said...

This is so exciting Bianca! I just know it's going to be great!

Bec said...

Oh my goodness - how very very exciting!!! Congratulations - can't wait to see it all up and running :)

Kloth & Bolt said...

wow what fantastic news! congrats, I am now eagerly awaiting your new creations! -kb

Fer said...

That is so cool!!!

I wish you all every success. :o)

leslie said...

eeeeee, so exciting!! can't wait to watch it all unfold : )

mizu designs said...

Wonderful news Bianca! Congratulations on your new venture together :)

tiel said...

yay, oh this is such good news. You know you will have a customer in me!!

I'll speak more if I see you at the show next week.

Amy said...

What exciting news! Congratulations Bianca. The space looks great. I'm sure it will be a wonderful adventure - *yay!*. I wish you all the very best with it x.

Jhoanna said...

Congrats Bianca! Very excited about your new venture!

Louise said...

Wow that's fantastic Bianca - congratulations!!! What a wonderful looking space too - a great adventure for you all.

Kirsty said...

Congratulations - it's such an exciting time for you all.

Amelia said...

hoi bianca, gefeliciteerd met je nieuwe avontuur. fantastich idee. ik wens dat ik nog in melbounre zat (we zijn verhuisd naar seattle) dat ik wat stof kon ontwerpen en gedrukt laten worden. het lijkt me zo leuk een idee. ik wens je het allerbest ermee.