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  • Behind The Scenes At Woven Monkey!

    Do you want to know more about how we create your custom fabric? Becky, Queen of Frocks has written a great blog about her visit to us. Check it out here: beckyqueenoffrocks.tumblr.com

    It features loads of great behind the scenes photos of Woven Monkey HQ like these....

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  • Henry VIII Exhibition!

    Here at Woven Monkey we're big history buffs, so we jumped at the chance to provide custom fabric for a new exhibition which has just opened at Barley Hall in York . The exhibition focuses on Henry VIII and what life was like under his reign in York.  http://barleyhall.co.uk/about-barley-hall/henryviii/Great Tudor Banquet in Barley Hall's Great HallGreat Tudor Banquet in Barley Hall's Great Hall - marchpane

  • New Printer!

    This week we've been out shopping and bought ourselves a brand new printer. This investment will mean we can get even more of your amazing fabric designs out the door each day. Now we just need to figure out where to put it!

  • Reducing Your File Size

    As many of you are aware our file limit is 30mb. This means we often get asked by customers how they can reduce the size of their files, so they can be uploaded to our site.  That's why we've come up with some handy tips to help:

     

    i) Make sure when saving your file no layers are included.

    ii) Convert your file to a JPEG with a small amount of compression. As long as it’s only a small amount this shouldn't affect the print quality.

    iii) Look at creating your designs at no more than 300 DPI.  A very high DPI doesn't always mean better print quality.

  • Organic Cotton

    We're always on the look out for new fabrics to print onto, which is why we got very excited when we found an organic cotton supplier.  What do you think about us offering an organic fabric?

    We're going to be looking at several organic cottons, and if testing goes well we're hoping to launch a new fabric in the next few months.

  • UPDATE: What To Do With Fabric Scraps

    Back in January we asked you for your suggestions on what to do with our fabric scraps. Thank you for all your great ideas. We've decided to go for Pippa Peycke's suggestion of an opt out policy.

    This means when a customer makes an order they will have the choice to opt out of having their fabric donated to PlayWorks, by clicking a box on the site.

    We'll be working hard on making this a feature on the website very soon. In the meantime you can be assured that no fabric will be donated until this is in place.

  • Good News About The Shop!

    We were so encouraged by the number of stores opened on our site that we've decided for the time being to extend our shop promotion. This means you can sell your designs and earn between 10% and 12.5% commission, without having to purchase a test swatch.

  • What To Do With Fabric Scraps

    Every week as a by-product of our printing service we produce lots of fabric offcuts. Sadly storing it all has become quite a problem. We’re very conscious that many of you wouldn’t like the idea of it ending up on a landfill site. It also goes against our company principles of trying to maintain an eco-friendly printing process. This is why we’ve spent months looking into how we can recycle it.

     

    Playworks

    During our many conversations with textile recyclers we came across an organisation called Playworks. This is a charity whose aim is to improve the quality and quantity of play provision for children and young people in Nottingham, through activities like arts and crafts. We love the idea of our fabric scraps going to such a good cause, but we want you our customers to decide whether we should donate the fabric, as we take the ownership of your designs very seriously.

    We really want to hear your views on this so please get in touch at hello@wovenmonkey.com or comment on this post.

  • Our Shop Is Finally Here!

    The shop is open for business! Start selling your designs today and earn from 10% to 12.5% commission. If you've created an account with us already you can now set up your very own store. To celebrate the launch we're allowing people to sell their designs without having to purchase a test swatch until 31st January.

  • Shop Update!

    We're just making the final preparations for our shop, and we'll be announcing when we're going live very soon. In the meantime why not upload the designs to your account so they'll be ready to sell when we launch.

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