Exciting news: Spoonflower is writing a book! The book will be published by Abrams Books (under the STC Craft |Melanie Falick Books imprint) in Fall of 2014. Our working title is Spoonflower’s Step-by-Step Guide to DIY Digital Design: Fabric, Wallpaper, and Gift Wrap, but we’re still kicking it around, so that may change. Our goal is to make the book be everything you’d expect from us: cool projects, lots of how-to techniques, beautiful photography, and plenty of inspiration for creating your own digital designs.
In fact, we’re looking for contributions from the Spoonflower community to include in the book! We have specific things we’re looking for right now—from full-blown projects to interviews and examples. If you’re interested in contributing, you can share your projects using these forms:
- Follow our instructions to create a specific bird-design project for submission.
- Contribute a finished fabric project.
- Contribute a project that uses just a Spoonflower swatch.
- Complete a brief interview form about your personal color choices.
The deadline for submitting project ideas is right around the corner. We'd like to have all submissions of the items above by Monday, August 12th, 2013. We have more things we’ll be looking for a little later this summer, so stayed tuned!
Also, we want to officially introduce you to the people who are working on the book. Along with Stephen Fraser, one of Spoonflower's two co-founders, we're working with Judi Ketteler and Becka Rahn. Judi is a writer, craft fanatic, and author of the book Sew Retro. Becka is the Director of Education at the Textile Center in Minneapolis, where she develops fiber art curriculum and teaches sewing, felting, and digital and technology skills to beginners of all ages. Becka and Judi will be working together with the publisher and with us to make this book a reality. We could not be more thrilled to be sharing this with all of you! The Spoonflower community has been so supportive from the very beginning, and we’re really excited to be publishing a book that tells the Spoonflower story and further ignites people’s creativity.
We’ll keep you posted!