Tag Archives: fabric design

New fabrics available on Spoonflower

This time last year (or maybe longer ago than that) I decided I wanted to design a fabric range and pitch it to some fabric companies. I printed samples on Spoonflower and asked a couple of friends for feedback on samples but the colours weren’t as vibrant as I had hoped and then I just […]

Do you like this fabric design, huh?

  Well if you do I’d love it so much if you could vote for it in the Connecting Threads contest which opens for votes today. And there’s some corkers in there! The prize is to design a real fabric collection starting from your focus print, plus up to 100 yards of the range and […]

Reign Repeats – Create Perfect Repeat Patterns in Illustrator

If you’ve ever tried to design your own fabric for Spoonflower in Illustrator, it can be a bit annoying getting it all to match up perfectly. I usually have to go back and shuffle things about slightly. So when I found this online class starting TODAY (it’s a bit like Craftsy, you can watch the […]

Vote for me on Spoonflower

Well today there was a bit of a quilting bloggers meet-up at Susan’s. I’m not cool enough to be in Brit Bee* but it’s not too far from me so when I read about it this morning and saw there would be cake I decided I would gatecrash at last minute since I had nothing […]

Some new drawings

I haven’t announced the winner of the book giveaway yet have I? Sorry I always do this, so without further ado… The winner is comment #4 which was left by the lovely Snoodles! I will be dropping you an email shortly for your address (if you don’t beat me to it)! I’ve not worked on an […]

I need your help quickly!

Tuesday is the closing date for Fabric8 and I’ve come up with a different design (this time computer coloured rather than hand coloured) and I need help choosing which I should enter! I don’t like having a solid white background but that is what seems to pop up a lot on the Pinterest inspiration board so […]

So what do you think?

I would have prefered to do this in block colours rather than the watercolour effect but it’s what the brief ordered…. Matching the repeat up was a total PITA- it has taken me probably 3 hours to arange it properly and colour it and re scan it and then check that it still matches. Should […]

Finished Fabric Designs

These are nowhere near perfect, but I am learning a bit about creating designs for printing onto fabrics as ultimately I want to make a lot of my products with my own surface design as well. I’ve got some dots that I’ve not ordered yet as I’m seeing what money I have left when I […]