Saturday, December 9, 2017

Christmas Holiday dates 2017-2018!

Wow, it’s been a while between posts! We’ve been busy bees which is a great thing for our business. And now we are in our 7th year. Yes, 7! Time seems to be speeding up with each day and year that passes. Some changes we saw this year: Rachel jetted off to France for a year and we welcomed Vanessa to our crew. Mareesha and Robyn are going strong and Jacqui continues to captain the ship in South Yarra while Michelle works quietly away in the USA on a big huge project. More on this really really soon!!!!! A massive thanks to everyone involved in Frankie and Swiss and all our wonderful supporters:) We appreciate you! Yay team F&S!

We’ll be heading off on holidays from 21st December 2017 and re-opening on Monday 15th January 2018. 
Thank you to all of the amazing people we’ve worked with during the year!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Workshop: Artwork to Fabric with Jacqui Baxter

We're hosting Jacqui Baxter's beautiful workshop 'Artwork to Fabric' Saturday 24th of June. Be surrounded by flowers and foliage in our (beautifully heated) studio and learn watercolour and ink techniques from the best. We'll then transform your artwork into a tea towel or cushion!

To book in click here

The results! Beautiful illustrations printed onto Belgian Cotton/Linen and sewn up here in the studio. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Design School! 25th and 26th February

Digital Textile Design - Weekend Short Course 
25th and 26th February 
10am – 4pm each day 
Venue: Frankie and Swiss, 8/199 Claremont Street, South Yarra
Develop textile designs from concept to cloth. Create digital artworks and learn how to create a seamless repeat pattern ready for print.

Covering the basics of digital textile design using Adobe Photoshop and (to a lesser degree) Adobe Illustrator including:

  • Digital image manipulation and editing. 
  • How to prepare a hand-generated design, a photograph and a digital design for print. 
  • File formats, file preparation for print, resolution/quality and colour management. 
  • Creating a seamless repeat pattern. 

Prerequisites: Beginner knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. You must be able to bring your own laptop with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

The Frankie and Swiss studio is brimming with colour and pattern and will provide a visual reference and context for developing your very own customised fabric designs.

At the end of the workshop, you’ll have gained both practical and theoretical experience in developing a textile print from initial concept through to final digital design. You’ll have the chance to see first hand the digital print process.

This course is facilitated by Rachel, our in-house textile designer at Frankie and Swiss. Rachel studied Textile Design at RMIT and has been part of the Frankie and Swiss family since the business was established in 2011.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

We're hiring!

We're excited to announce that we are looking for someone to fill a full time position here in the studio! The Frankie and Swiss business is growing and we're looking to expand the team by welcoming in a new accounts manager. If you're interested in joining our vibrant team, click HERE to apply.