I have some promo projects in mind for next year that would be better if I could design the fabric involved, so I checked my quilting-related bookmarks, and found a site called Spoonflower that I had never really investigated. I think when I first visited it my old computer wouldn't let me access or use the design generator pages.
Fortunately this time around I got into them, and in about five minutes had a finished design based on this photograph I took of two of my roses back in 2009:
I liked how the design came out so much that I ordered a yard of it, which I think will also give me a decent firsthand look at the quality of fabric Spoonflower produces from uploaded designs (and once it arrives I'll report more on that.) If this works out well I will definitely be doing more of this for future personal and promo projects.
While cruising around the Spoonflower site I also noted they have regular themed contests for fabric designs (winners are awarded a nice-sized credit toward Spoonflower purchases) and they also sell your designed fabric in their marketplace (designers get 10% of the sale price, paid to them in site purchase credits or as straight payments via Paypal.) Since there is no cost involved in putting your design up for sale -- the site does everything for you but design it -- this could be a neat way for you creative souls out there to earn some extra income.
Oh my goodness, that is the most incredibly cool site! I absolutely *have* to learn how to sew now. I can just imagine my daughter's reaction to being allowed to create the fabric for her own skirt!ReplyDelete
Cool! Thanks for the idea! :)ReplyDelete
This could be a lot of fun. Thanks for the link.ReplyDelete
Fascinating! I can't wait to see your results.ReplyDelete
Depending on what the final cloth looks like, I may want a few yards of that print myself. I love roses.ReplyDelete
That site is SO cool. Textile geeks and crafty types huzzah!ReplyDelete
I had no idea a person could do this! What a great site! I love your flower print btw.ReplyDelete
I love unique and unusual fabrics. I have tons of them. This would be awesome though to finally have something of my own.ReplyDelete
How long did they say the order would take? I can't wait to hear the results.
Oh my gosh, I'm so glad you posted this. My sister is a whiz when it comes to photography and editing photos and this could be a great site for her to earn a little side cash while she's going back to college and working. Thank you!ReplyDelete