Sunday, 26 May 2013

Eperon d'Or Hermes Scarf silk printing from start to finish

I know that some of you are probably sick of anything Hermes 
but this post is for those of you who wanted to see the scarf being printed from beginning to end.  
Silk screen printer with the ripped scarves as trimming

 In fact, a few of my friends who don't live in Europe asked for a proper step by step demonstration which I wasn't able to do as seen from Part 2 of the Artisan Festival post as I was standing on the wrong side and I had an appointment to go to.

So I got there early and took a picture of each press.

Here it is and thanks for your patience!


 The first sheet is actually blank but a 
design on the table is peeping through.












27 comments:

  1. What can I say.. a lot of work - by hand - just for one scarf!
    After seeing something like this, I´d never by a cheapy sweatshop item!

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    1. And that was only the middle section - it still needs to be washed and treated then the edges have to rolled by hand by women and it takes 45 minutes for an expert to do. Yes, I am questioning more and more where things come from Mette!

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  2. Amazing...it's so clever isn't it. You've captured the process very well. I've left another comment on your previous post.

    xx

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    1. So clever, I want to be a silk screen printer now!! xx

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    2. I kind of want to be one too. It really seems a no stress job. This one, not the trays.:D

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  3. Whoa, that is a phenomenal evolution of such a gorgeous scarf. What skill!

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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    1. The force is with the silk screen printer definitely but I will take some Emily! ;)

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  4. Fascinating to see the process step by step. The craftspeople are so skilled and talented. I would love to watch one being made from start to finish.

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    1. They really are skilled and I love that experience can't be taught to a machine!

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  5. fascinating.... to watch such a beautiful thing emerge slowly but surely. I LOVE this particular scarf and now even more ! Really awesome!

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    1. I quite liked it with the browns and khakis with the white background but then went off it then loved it again when they added the pink. I loved the effects and marriages of color so much!

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  6. Oh this is so interesting! What a process! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I am glad you liked it - thanks for coming by!

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  7. Fab pictures Naomi - love seeing it developing frame by frame. Such a lot of work - you can see why they're so expensive, there really is a lot of artistry in each scarf. I can see why you went back time and time again too - so fascinating xx

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    1. Thanks for putting up with the photos but I needed to post for some friends and thought much easier on the blog! They were the simplest ones to print by the way as it only at 14 colors. Some scarves take up to 50 colors...xx

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  8. This is fascinating!! It is incredible how much skill and artistry goes into these scarves. I have one Hermes scarf and will treasure it all the more, knowing what went into it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I found it so fun to see - I got two see two different scarves made. I think it is great to see what goes into what you use right? Thanks Louise!

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  9. naomi,

    Thanks for posting this (and your previous post which I've read several times but haven't commented on - sorry!)
    This is so interesting. Never again will I even think of suggesting that Hermes scarves are an overpriced indulgence.

    I am determined to save up for one now!

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    1. Ruth, Please don't be sorry about not commenting!! I know people are busy and I just want you to hopefully enjoy and not feel the need to comment ( I have put a new ticky box for those who just want to tick to save time by the way :))
      I would like to find out the manufacturing process of your lovely scarves as well. xx

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  10. Just found out (ahem.... as I am in Paris!!!)... that there is a six year waiting list for a Birkin bag and that Hermes scarves are sold every 20 seconds around the world.... interesting I thought!! And those who are going to buy a H scarf ... NEVER throw away the box... they are part of the investment!!

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    1. Gosh - are you doing a trip that is around the world in 80 days?! Yes - NEVER throw away the box - in fact apparently you need the box if you wanted to exchange the scarf as well so it is very important! xx

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  11. I love Hermes scarves! And thanks to you, I now know how they are made!!!!
    Kisses

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  12. So amazing to see how an Hermes scarf is created. No wonder they are so costly and beautiful. I am thinking of saving for one as well. It must be hard to choose which one to buy when you do!
    Sorry I've been busy and behind reading!

    xxKim

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    1. Hi Kim, Oh please don't be sorry!! I am glad that you find time at all and there is no such thing as being behind reading as I know you are so busy and active :) When choosing always always always put it on unless you plan on framing it! xx

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  13. I've actually wondered how do they do that so thanks.:)

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