Announcing Spoonflower Bootcamp!

JUN 1, 2015

Spoonflower bootcamp

Want to flex your creative muscles and whip up some award-worthy textile designs, but need a little assistance as you develop new skills and techniques? 

WHAT: We're thrilled to announce a new series–Spoonflower Bootcamp! Each week we'll be bringing you quick and simple tips for learning to design you own textiles and use the Spoonflower site. Having trouble uploading your first design? Need a little help understanding RGB and CMYK? No worries! We'll be sharing all the little tricks you need to know to get your surface design game on point.

HOW: All you have to do is follow along each week to learn a new skill or technique! Snap a picture of your progress and use the #spoonbootcamp hashtag each week to share what you're learning. You can use this hasthag on any social media site (or just hashtag in your heart and keep your drawings to yourself!). 

Are you ready?


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Checking your Image Size

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Creating a Spoonflower Collection

Updating Your Account Information

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Searching the Spoonflower Marketplace

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  • Hi MaryJane, 
    Bootcamp starts on Monday and will be shared via the blog. That content will then appear on our social channels, too!

  • Hi Beatrice,
    Our first post goes live next week and we will continue sharing each week for the time being! Typically posts will go live on Monday, but may get pushed to another day of the week when we have special content. 

  • wohoo when does it start and how long for? Where can I find out more info please?

  • Ellen Ault

    This could be really great! I have entered a few of your contests and have difficulty choosing a final scale for the prints. Hope you talk about that on e week!

  • Looking forward to #spoonbootcamp! Right on time for me, as I’m new to having a spoonflower shop and way into making patterns with my illustrations at the moment. 🙂

  • Hi Sarah,
    Sweet! Welcome to the exciting world of Spoonflower + surface design! We look forward to sharing lots of tips and tricks to help with your journey!!

  • Sarah Geist

    I’m really excited I just got turned on to you guys and I have been overwhelmed on where to start!! 🙂