The other day I posted about the Fresh:chiyogami pool of free-to-use designs and perhaps was unclear that they could indeed be printed on fabric as long as you weren’t intending to use said fabric to craft items for sale to others. If you go this route, be sure to get in touch with the individual designers for complete details about what things are permitted in using their designs. I hope that’s a little clearer. I’m bad about thinking I’ve communicated all relevant details when in fact, the conversation I had or the blog post I wrote was mostly in my head. Just ask Stephen. Sigh.
I’ll be clearer about Patternhead, though. Patternhead is a website that offers repeating patterns for sale to print on fabric. I say "for sale," but in fact what’s for sale is a license to use the pattern–you won’t own it exclusively. These designs are not free but at $5 per pattern they’re pretty close. (That’s $5 for personal use only. It’s $125 per pattern if you need an extended use license that allows you to print the pattern for resale items.)
When you purchase a license to use a Patternhead design, you’ll receive a link to a file–in both jpeg and EPS format–that you can download, unzip, and print. Stephen printed up a pretty zinnia design yesterday to test out the shift from their CYMK image to LAB color. That’s their image on the left and the printed fabric on the right. We thought it looked pretty nice!