12 days of designWe are so delighted that you have been working on creating a textile design over the last few days of our SpoonChallenge! Now that you’ve created a digital file and have uploaded your design, explore the abundance of free, high-quality design tools and resources available online. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites, but please let us in on your favorite tricks of the trade in the comments!


PicMonkey homepage

PicMonkey is a free image editing tool that allows you to resize your files, add graphics and text to images, and even create collages.


Pattern Observer homepage

Pattern Observer is geared toward helping you take your surface design to the next level. While their blog is chock full of interviews, advice, and even textile history, they also offer comprehensive e-courses that will take you from creating your design portfolio to honing in on creating sketches that you can sell.


Make It In Design homepage

Make It In Design also offers courses, tips, and a vibrant community of fellow designers. There is truly something for a designer at every level on this site.


Pexels homepage

Pexels is an amazing resource for free, high quality photos. Their blog also features tons of helpful material.


Creative Bloq Round Up

Creative Bloq delivers tips, inspiration, and resources for all types of design—graphic, web, 3D and more. Their blog has lots of how-to posts to dig into!