Throw Waaaay Back Thursday

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.

Throwback Thursday – Colonial Williamsburg

First2Print teamed up with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to recreate a special time period dress. Inspired by an antique swatch of silk shantung and a historic design, the costume replication was created digitally by Design Works International artists who scanned and cleaned up the image in Photoshop, for preparation for digital fabric printing.

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Design Works International… Our History

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Throwback Thursday – Jeremy Scott

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for more information about how we can help your vision come to life, visit designworksintl.com or first2print.com for more information.

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`Nancy is live in Germany at Heimtex RIGHT NOW! Soon she will be in Las Vegas and she’ll be posting from everywhere!

For the latest trends in textiles, wallpaper, bedding, and art for the Home Industry follow Nancy on all her social media sites.

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Our Story on YouTube

Spend a few minutes learning a bit more about us from the founders, Nancy Fire and Neil Breslau. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel as there will be lots of new things coming.

Come Visit us at Printsource

We have lots of new designs in our collection and we are proud to announce our New Home Collection! 

We are excited to announce our newest HOME Collection for bedding, wallpaper, upholstery and fabric for Design Works International! It’s our newest design collaboration showcasing traditional, global, floral and geometric offerings. Beautiful techniques with a focus on watercolor, ikat, shibori and block prints in updated and fresh color combinations.

 Call us at 212-594-0777 to set up an appointment to view all of our collections. See you at the show!

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I am pleased to announce the launch of my brand new personal website; nancyfire.com.

It has allowed me to brand my curiosity into higher levels of consulting, creating, & curating for the retail environment.

The goal for this website is to compile who I am and what I do & I hope you enjoy the site!

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