Thursday, 7 May 2009

Fabric On Demand

How cool is this: Fabric that you design, a company prints for you and you use!

This is clearly a way forward for many people, who want to cover all aspects of creativity. I am so tempted, but do not use Illustrator or Photoshop, so not sure I would be able to get design something that I liked.

The first site I ever heard of was Spoonflower.

Fabric on Demand is another site I have found.


I have a feeling I read about another company doing it, but can't seem to locate them!

If you look at Etsy, there's lots of people selling their lovely fabric designs.

Top Row, l-r: Miss Black Pepper, PBJandJ, Scarletfig

2nd Row Down, l-r: Scarletfig, Scarletfig, beeskneesindustries

3rd Row Down, l-r: heartsandlaserbeams, swankyswell, swankyswell

Bottom Row Down, l-r: littlecrows, littlecrows, littlecrows

This is yet another way to individualise your projects!

I'm printing here Kim from Spoonflower's comment, as it's so useful. Thank you Kim!

Hi, Claire! Kim from Spoonflower here. I just wanted to say that you don't have to use Illustrator or Photoshop to be able to design fabric. Julia Rothman did an awesome tutorial on design*sponge awhile back about how to create seamless repeats the old-fashioned way, with paper, scissors and drawing materials. It can be found here: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2008/05/welcome-julia-and-how-to-make-a-repeat-pattern.html Hope you and your readers find it helpful. Happy designing!

1 comment:

Kim said...

Hi, Claire! Kim from Spoonflower here. I just wanted to say that you don't have to use Illustrator or Photoshop to be able to design fabric. Julia Rothman did an awesome tutorial on design*sponge awhile back about how to create seamless repeats the old-fashioned way, with paper, scissors and drawing materials. It can be found here: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2008/05/welcome-julia-and-how-to-make-a-repeat-pattern.html

Hope you and your readers find it helpful. Happy designing!