With the holidays right around the corner the Spoonflower crew is abuzz printing and shipping fabric for your last minute gifts. In their spare time, this creative bunch is crafting up a storm of handmade gifts for friends and family. Take a look!
Spoonflower designers are on point with Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. We're lost in these orchid-influenced fabrics, wallpapers, and wrapping papers. Purple, traditionally the color of royalty, derives its name from the Greek πορφύρα (porphura), the name for Tyrian Purple, a dye made from the mucus of the spiny dye-murex snail! 2013's Emerald served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, and Pantone describes their purple pick for 2014 as “an enchanting harmony of fushia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health."
Visit our Radiant Orchid Pinterest board for more inspiration, prints & patterns in this fresh hue that are sure to bring you a color-filled new year.
We celebrated our one year anniversary of crafting and community in the Spoonflower Greenhouse this past weekend, and all November long on the blog we're cozying up and crafting simple fall party decor projects. Today we've gathered up some of our favorite DIYs for fall parties, feasts, and festivities. Check out even more DIY inspiration on our Pinterest board and find the perfect autumn fabrics and papers to make them in the Spoonflower marketplace.
The holiday season is quickly approaching and we wanted to send a friendly reminder to designers to make their designs for sale on gift wrap! Be sure to double check these important steps:
- When you upload a design to Spoonflower, the scale will automatically default to 150 dpi across all three substrates–fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap. If you make a change to one substrate (fabric, wallpaper or gift wrap), it will not automatically change the scale of the other substrates.
- It may be helpful to note that gift wrap designs are best displayed at a smaller scale so we suggest manually adjusting the size (and repeat if necessary) of your design on the gift wrap preview.
Once you’re happy with the layout of your gift wrap design, be sure to click “Save this Layout” to save your changes!
Crispness in the October air here in North Carolina makes us want to freshen up our homes with a little DIY love. Check out these gorgeous project ideas that require just a little– wallpaper scraps for a beautiful gallery wall– to a little more– design fabric from a photo you love, print it on Spoonflower to sew up a simple throw cushion– to inject a little color and personality into your home this fall.
Alison Kelly, the Dahl NYC designer who will create her Imogen dress for one lucky winner in our special giveaway celebrating hand-crafted clothing, is live-pinning today at 3pm EST sharing her favorite digitally printed fabric design and fashion inspiration! Visit her Pinterest board.
1. Printed Silk Jersey Dress by Roberto Cavalli | 2. Takashi Iwasaki Cosmic Embroideries of Colour | 3. Marloes Duyker | 4. Adeline Meilliez | 5. Capelet | 6. House of Fraser Pied A Terre Print Block Jersey Dress | 7. Christian Dior Haute Couture 2012 | 8. Brush-Print Tunic
As much as we love watching our fabric hoard grow (and grow…and grow), we love sewing and making things even better.
The Spoonflower community is one of the most creative and skillful in the world, and we love sharing our work with one another. Post a photo of your Spoonflower projects with the hashtag #spoonflowered on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook. Use the hashtag to show off your finished or in-progress projects, and to find inspiring projects from other makers.
And don’t forget about our Flickr group! Post your photos here for kudos and comments.
Here are just a handful of recent #Spoonflowered projects from around the web:
All September long we're sharing tutorials, tips and techniques for sewing garments, some lovely pattern and fabric giveaways, and a very special custom-made dress giveaway– stay tuned, details coming soon! We hope you'll be inspired by some of our favorite clothing patterns to start stitching up a beautiful handmade wardrobe. Visit our Pinterest board for even more well-crafted patterns.
1. Ute blouse | BurdaStyle 2. The Staple Dress | April Rhodes 3. Wiksten Tank 4. Scout Tee | Grainline Studio 5. Chole Dress | Victory Patterns 6. Jupe Chardon | Deer & Doe 7. Andy Coat | Named Clothing 8. Washi Dress | Made by Rae 9. Laurel Dress | Colette Patterns
As they say, a well organized, beautiful environment makes for a clear head and more productive experience overall. We’re inspired by these creative children’s study spaces to make a fresh start to the new school year!
1. Color-on wallpaper | 2. Study nook | 3. Simple + organized boy’s desk | 4. Custom pipe + plank desk shelving | 5. Artful study space walls | 6. Bright + colorful desk | 7. Chalkboard nook | 8. Neon + pastel study space
Maps are the perfect learning tool and easily serve double duty as a versatile craft supply. Check out our round-up of map-themed DIYs and share yours with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #backtoschoolDIY!