Dec 9, 2010


You know how awesome the online fabric store Spoonflower is? When I go there, I never even make it off the front page. It's a crazy start-up that lets any old person design, print and sell their own fabric designs. Kind of like Etsy for textile designers. But everything is priced the same (starting at $18/yard for quilting cotton and up to $38/yard for silk crepe de chine — fancy!), which I think is cool because everyone's work is valued equally. I'm such a socialist. You can buy other people's designs printed on a variety of fabrics. Or you could upload your own design/drawings and have it printed for a special project (Holly Handmade, get on this!). All you do is upload a JPEG/GIF/TIF/PNG or whatever of a photo, your artwork, or a design you created in Photoshop or Illustrator. If I needed a new hobby, textile design would be it. (Some tips for creating an image).

See an example of awesome large-scale print that would be great to stretch over a frame and hang over your couch (just tilt your head to the right and imagine):

 There are also a number of print, cut and sew dolls. You would be a Christmas morning hero with this set of hand puppets:

Also super cool: fabric printed with calenders. From one yard you could make four wall hangings (or tea towels, or however you think it best to gift a textile calender) to give as gifts:

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