Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spoonflower Fabric



I recently discovered another print-on-demand service that sounded really intriguing to me. It's called Spoonflower and they print your uploaded designs on a variety of fabrics. How neat! 

I went ahead and created an account - it's free - and uploaded a number of my drawings. You can order test swatches of your designs to proof colors/size to make sure they look how you expect them to, and then you can post your designs for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace, or place an order for fabric for yourself, etc.

I received my swatches for 6 designs yesterday and am so excited! They look fantastic. The picture above shows what I created. The fun thing is that online in Spoonflower you can adjust the size and set of the pattern. So now that I know my drawings print up beautifully, I (or anyone who orders) can choose a smaller pattern of the drawing or a larger pattern (up to a certain limit).

They offer 7 different fabrics to choose from and what you see in the photo above are swatches of the quilting weight fabric on the left, and then I chose the upholstery-weight twill for the African daisy, and the linen-cotton canvas for the daffodil (and that is a larger sample called a fat quarter.) I absolutely love the weight of the twill and linen-cotton canvas and can see lots of interesting crafting possibilities using my botanical drawings to create pillows, tea towels, bags, or even art pieces with beading done on some of the heavier weight fabrics. The creative juices are flowing!! What fun things can you see doing with custom fabrics like this?

Now that I have seen the proofs, I have made these 6 designs available in the marketplace. You can see my profile and available designs here: http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/ccreechstudio 

Happy creating!

5 comments:

Ann said...

Carol, this is a great idea! I can definitely see the creative juices flowing... I wonder if they can print photos on the fabric as well?

I always enjoy looking at your creations...keep them coming! :)

Carol Creech said...

Thanks, Ann! I bet they do photos as well - I think it's any kind of design that you want to upload.
Carol

Whimsy said...

I've always been curious about Spoonflower! Nice to hear that your experience with them was positive.

Melody said...

I love the idea of my drawings on fabric! (not that i can sew mind you) What an awesome idea!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Carol Creech said...

Thanks, Whimsy and Melody!
Carol

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