We’re holding off on the weekly contest email until Monday, when we’ll also have another bit of good news to share. In the meantime, I’m leaving tomorrow for Amsterdam to attend a big printing show called FESPA. If any Spoonflower peeps in The Netherlands want to meet me for coffee on Monday or Wednesday afternoon, please drop me a note! -Stephen
She’s our first ever Spoonflower intern! Can I get a woo-hoo? Danielle is fresh from the verdant campus of UNC-Greensboro and holds a sculpture degree, enjoying sewing, photography, and painting in her spare time. (I really should have taken this photo while she was sporting her stylin’ laptop case she made out of Amy Butler fabrics…) Danielle also has some work experience in a photo development lab and is gung-ho about applying her Photoshop and color profile skills to fabric. We’re hoping she’ll put up a post here soon about DIY methods of color-callibrating your computer monitor.
Welcome to the Spoonflower fold, Danielle!
|24 Jun 2008 by Heather
am really excited about this new company Spoonflower. They are offering
custom printed fabric from your own designs. It’s still in beta right
now and you have to sign up to get an invite to try it out. I just got
an invite last week. …
YUM: Delicious Design – http://studiolios.blogspot.com/
|10 Jun 2008 by Amanda
to Holly at decor8, I’ve been clued into Spoonflower – custom small-run
printed fabric! Sweet Heaven!! I’ve signed up for an invitation, and
will be keeping my fingers crossed! I could finally get exactly what I
want for my bags, …
Red Jet Whistle – http://redjetwhistle.blogspot.com/
|19 Jun 2008 by mayabella
I happened upon an amazing new company Spoonflower while making my
daily visit to Emily Martin’s blog. Spoonflower gives individuals the
power to print their own designs on fabric that they can then use to
make quilts, clothes, …
…Stops With Me – http://stopswithme.wordpress.com/
|31 May 2008 by Clara
love the look of hand screen-printed fabric! I’ve been a long-time fan
of Duckcloth and their blog…which is where I first discovered the
Sprout Design fabric collection…I recently used their Pamela Walker
giraffe print and I will …
Mimi Kattini – http://mimikattini.blogspot.com/
From the blogosphere…
2008 by wormgirl
about spoonflower almost a month ago. Signed up for the
beta testing the same day and got an invite the day after. You can
make your own pattern and have them printed on 100% cotton. The
page is still in beta, but seems like …
forward – http://wormgirl.wordpress.com
2008 by Rascallion
There is a
project that I have been meaning to share with everyone for a
while now. I discovered Spoonflower a few weeks ago and instantly
wanted to make use of this fabulous idea. The site is in Beta so
it is fairly new but they have a …
–Read Apartment Therapy’s post on “Customizable Fabric” —
But the buzz that we’re most excited to hear is from the folks planning to use, or already using, Spoonflower for projects. As usual, I’m doing my best to keep up with the conversation here, but today I want to bring particular attention to a terrific design for kid’s fabric being developed by Mamma Made. Cool, eh?
Also of note, we sent out another batch of invites this morning and unless we’re swamped I’ll send out yet another batch tomorrow. Thanks to the over 2,000 folks who’ve signed up so far. If you’re not on the waiting list yet, be sure to add your name here.
[Latebreaking NEWS: A lovely mention today from Holly of the fabulous Decor8 blog. Thanks!]
I said in my last post how great it is to basically have a cool new fabric shop in my house every week. But do you know another benefit of this job? Getting acquainted with all of you out there in the crafting world. I can’t tell if it’s because sewing and crafting attract people who are just naturally nice, or if there’s some sort of unspoken code that requires everyone be helpful, friendly, and supportive in the extreme. An example: In our inbox just yesterday, we got a note from Clara at Mimi Kattini.
I just had to email you all to wish you all much success!!!! I haven’t
been this excited about a new company or idea
since…well…hmmmm…ummmm…I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited before! You have no idea what you all have just started…well, I suppose you do, but seriously—-it’s bigger than that!!!! Lots of (((HUGS))) coming your way!!!!
This is just one of many such emails we’ve received over the past couple of weeks. Whether it’s genetic or cultural, Stephen and I both feel very fortunate to be on the receiving end of all the kind words, effusive blog posts, linky love, and offers of help. Please keep your troubleshooting comments coming as we continue to work out the kinks. Our huge thanks goes out to all of you!
Today (Monday, March 17th), we’re sending out a link to vote on a new logo to those folks who’ve signed up to be beta-testers.
[If you haven’t signed up yet to become a tester, there’s still time.]
Here are the options we’ve asked you to rate:
Feel free to add comments and suggestions below!
I hate to be coy, but we’re not quite up to talking about ourselves just yet. Busy, busy, busy trying to get a new service off the ground.
[You can read what other people are saying, however, here.]
In case you haven’t figured it out already, Spoonflower will offer a new resource for Internet-savvy crafters, creative folks who sew and quilt, who love fabric and design and making beautiful things.
The people we’re here to serve represent a cultural wave of do-it-yourselfers for whom the creation of new things — from quilts and pillows to videos, t-shirts, blogs and code for tweaking cellphones — is an essential form of self-expression.
We’re currently located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina but Spoonflower will be accessible to people everywhere.