The Design Works International Mural

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Stop by and see this wonderful work of art created by our friends Tommy Taylor & Will Lawless at Senga Workshop.

 

Hashtags & How to Use Them

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“Use of a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign (#)to identify messages on a specific topic” is the definition of a hashtag given if you search online. The concept is simple, in fact so simple, sometimes it’s confusing. Just think about what YOU might search for when adding hashtags and simply put the “#” in front of it.

Here are a couple “broad” hashtags. #home #art #textiles. And a few “refined” hashtags. #modernlivingroom #streetart #digitalprintedtextiles. Finally, some specific hashtags. #hgtvhome #keitharing #first2print

As you can see the hashtags all fit within three basic areas, but guide the search to different things. Specific hashtags would be for companies, people, subjects, etc. that people are aware of and would have an audience already. Refined hashtags will help people who are trying to find something a bit more direct. Broad hashtags will give you the largest number of results.

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This beautiful image is an excellent example as it could be tagged with many things; #tile #ethnic #brightcolor #handbpainted #inspiration #quilt #geometric, so this example would be found by lots of searchers. We could then get specific by tagging things like #designworksintl #first2print #fabricdesign #textileinspiration.

So make sure you tag your photos so the right people find them in places like Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. You can even add our “#designworksintl” hashtag to your images and we could see your images!

Throw Waaaay Back Thursday

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The Cleveland Museum of Art came to us with with this scan.

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It is a tapestry from the Byzantine Era and is over 1100 years old!! It is one of only two examples in the world today. Obviously it is severely damaged. What they wanted to do was recreate a piece, digitally, so the viewer could understand the complete design.

They also had scans of the one other fragment and we were tasked with combining them so that First2Print could print a piece on fabric for display in the museum.

Here is our finished piece. The other fragments coloration was different so we had to adjust the two to work together and we filled in some areas on one side with pieces from the opposite. 

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Here is a link to the piece at the museum, which you can actually order as a print if you are interest.

We can make your work museum quality as well! Visit designworksintl.com or first2print.com for more information.

Design Works International… Our History

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TBT – We are not the king… but we know one!

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When the drapes in Elvis’ Jungle Room needed to be replaced, Graceland came to us.

The pattern was recreated by Design Works International and the fabric was printed by First2Print.

If you happen to be in Memphis and stop by to see Graceland, take a selfie in the Jungle room and send it to us!!

Elvis

for more information about how we can help you like we helped the King, visit designworksintl.com or first2print.com for more information.

Creativity Everywhere

Taking Back Creativity

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One Stop Shop

LifeStyle Studio

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What gets Nancy up in the Morning.

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