January 25, 2013 by thepolishedbutton
Ok I admit it. I am an addict. I stand before you, hand on heart, and confess. I cannot stop designing fabric for Spoonflower.
In case you are not familiar, Spoonflower is a website that allows you to upload your own designs, and turn them into fabric. And wallpaper. And wall decals. You can order your own design and receive it through the post and turn it into any manner of things. Or you can browse the design galleries and choose someone else’s unique design and have that printed instead. You can even upload your own designs and sell it to other people and earn some cash. Have i converted you yet??
I had heard about it a few weeks ago but the arrival of a shiny new Samsung tablet (so nifty!) encouraged me to use the pen function on photoshop and do some simple sketches and upload them. I have been doing some research into 1920′s and 1930′s fabrics so that is my current inspiration – what do you think?
Obviously to make great fabric designs you need to dedicate a bit more time than an episode of Eastenders permits, but I am really enjoying chanelling my inner textile designer and may even get some swatches printed when I have enough samples. (To sell your fabrics you must first ‘approve’ a sample, and they will send you a a large piece of fabric with a small swatch of each printed onto it. The more in your ‘collection’ the more cost effective it is, especially as it ships from the States.)
There are some truly lovely, unique designs in the galleries, and you can spend a pretty penny if you’re not careful. I will let you know when I get a sample sheet through the post, but for now, have a look at some of these gorgeous fabrics!