Nathalie Chapuis Fabrics

Manufacturing Bespoke Fabrics

Digital printing, weaving, embroidery, serigraphy

 

Each manufacturing technique for patterned fabric leads to a specific result depending on the final use to which the fabric is directed: Digital printing allows great flexibility in the quantities produced, since it is possible to print 1m (particularly for test printing or color charts) or several hundred meters quickly and reliably. Weaving encompasses many different variations, and is a more qualitative technique which allows a pattern to be formed by the color of the threads used. Serigraphy consists of adding paint material to an existing textile, which can be thick or thin. The result is a contrast of textures which allows great creativity. Finally, embroidery allows a very fine drawing on a wide range of materials, with many possible variations in thread colors and stitches. These different techniques are offered through a network of suppliers in Europe. We coordinate with these suppliers and follow the project through to completion.

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL PRINT

 

 

 

Digital printing can produce 1m of fabric as 500m. Each printer has its own colour management system, some work in pantone, NCS, or with their own colour charts. The initial choice is the fabric substrate (cotton, linen, polyester, blackout, flame retardant, seat, curtain) depending on the end use; it is also necessary to choose the width, it is most common to print in widths of 140/150cm, however we also offer the possibility to print large widths. Finally it is important to take into account requirements such as transparency, light resistance, abrasion. We are here to guide you in your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

SERIGRAPHY

 

 

 

Paint-screening consists of transferring ink onto the textile support, according to the pattern drawn. An ancient technique popularised in the 1960s by Andy Warhol, namely for the creation of works of art and posters, this technique is by its very nature close to an artistic approach, each piece produced being unique. The contrast between the base material of the fabric (for example an apparent thick weave texture) and the dried paint that is inserted into the fibre is interesting because it allows for more or less audacious assemblies depending on the desired effect.

 

 

 

 

 

EMBROIDERY

 

 

 

Embroidery is an ancient technique which has evolved greatly with the possibility of digital embroidery via specialized machines. Many variations are possible, whether in the material of the threads, but also in the stitch used to draw the pattern. It is a very interesting technique as long as the design allows it, i.e. it does not exceed the size of the machine frame, and it is composed of isolated elements rather than continuous lines. The advantage is that it is possible to embroider any type of fabric, whether natural materials such as cotton or linen, or synthetic materials chosen for its technical features.

 

 

 

 

 

WEAVING

 

 

 

In a woven fabric, the warp threads (lengthwise) and the weft threads (crosswise) intertwine according to the chosen pattern, i.e. the weave: plain, satin, or twill. Textile creations are very different depending on the techniques used. From traditional Indian weaving to Jacquard weaving, it is possible to obtain a more or less rough, more or less fine result, always with the great quality of a fabric made with a fully integrated pattern, a diversity of materials, and the liveliness of colours.

 

 

 

 

Add artistic value with unique designs to reinforce the identity of your place or project. Innovative fabrics which offer the creativity inspired by Nathalie Chapuis’ universe – Pop, retro, rock, artistic, natural – and technical characteristics in the material of your choice.