Picture yourself laying in a palm tree-shaded hammock, an umbrella cocktail in your hand and not a worry in sight. Thanks to the generous support of our June design challenge partners at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, your dream vacation to Waikiki’s only resort destination could become a reality! Take a closer look at the June weekly design challenge winner prize pack below, and don’t forget to visit our design challenge timeline for important entry deadlines. With our biggest prize package EVER, this is one design challenge you don’t want to miss. We can’t wait to see you in Hawaii!
Did you know Spoonflower is celebrating its 9th birthday this year? While we’re not quite at double digits, the community has grown to over 16,000 independent designers from all over the globe which means you can find exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to custom fabric, wallpaper and fabric. Looking for a llama design? No prob-llama. Need the perfect fabric for your donut themed party? Donut look anywhere else but our marketplace!
We love connecting with our design community in emails for our Meet the Designer series and a highlight of our day is seeing what you’re making with #spoonflower on our favorite social channels. However, it’s not often we get the chance to meet with our design community in person. So, when the opportunity came our way to meet some of our fabulous designers and chat about all of the new things we have been up to help grow their earnings with us (like new distribution strategies with Etsy and Ebay), we knew we couldn’t miss the chance! Follow along as Spoonflower’s President, Allison Sloan Polish, and Etsy Channel Manager + Designer Advocate, Tara ( aka Tarareed ), recap their trip to the 2017 Surtex show and say hello to the designer friends they met along the way!
Can you believe it’s already been a year and a half since we opened our second factory in Berlin, Germany? For our European friends, we hope you’ve enjoyed the benefits of a closer factory such as faster turn-around times, placing your order in your country’s currency, and paying VAT upfront!
In celebration of this exciting year and a half, we’ve partnered with some of our favorite bloggers for our first ever Spoonflower British Blog Hop! Starting May 27, join us for a virtual trip to the UK to see what projects our friends across the pond are sewing up with their Spoonflower fabric (printed in our Berlin factory, of course). Be sure to check back each day as we update the blog tour schedule with links to the finished projects! [Read more…] about Spoonflower’s British Blog Hop
This week’s challenge transformed some of our favorite ( and not so favorite!) creepy crawlies into beautiful watercolor renditions fit for any habitat! Three cheers for our FIRST-TIME design challenge winner, Cas Smirthwaite Walker ( aka Flyinglizard)! She fluttered into the winners circle with her design, Butterflies_and_bugs, and will be taking home the grand-prize of $200 in Spoonflower credit and a 1-year Skillshare Premium subscription. The 2nd place winner, thestorysmith, will receive $100 in Spoondollars and a 6 month Skillshare Premium subscription. The 3rd place winner, sarah_treu, will receive $50 in Spoondollars and a 6 month Skillshare Premium subscription. The rest of the top 10 winners will receive $20 in Spoonflower credit. See all the top 10 winners.
1. 292 votes for Butterflies_and_bugs by flyinglizard
2. 290 votes for Catching Fireflies by thestorysmith
3. 261 votes for Sweet Dreams Caterpillars & Fireflies by sarah_treu
4. 255 votes for Insecta_Nocturnus by j9design
5. 242 votes for Dragonflies and tea roses by laurawrightstudio
6. 206 votes for Whimsical Watercolour Butterfly Whirl by stitchyrichie
7. 205 votes for Busy Bees – Watercolor by heatherdutton
8. 199 votes for Dragonflies in My Garden – Large Size by y_me_it’s_me
9. 198 votes for colorful butterflies by camcreative
10. 197 votes for watercolour bees on white by bethramsden [Read more…] about Announcing the Whimsical Watercolor Insects Design Challenge Winners
The textile industry has always been a large part of what makes North Carolina rich in history. From the furniture market in Greensboro to North Carolina State University’s esteemed College of Design and Textiles, Spoonflower is proud to support the local makers who are helping shape the fashion industry. This year, Spoonflower and the talented local design community celebrated the 16th year of Art2Wear, a completely student run fashion show at North Carolina State University.
“Art2Wear provides the teaching and learning environments for handcrafted experiences blended with old and new technology, unfolding the magical epiphanies revealed through making.”
Chandra Cox – Head, Department of Art + Design
Aloha, design community! Earlier this month we shared exciting news about our upcoming June design challenge sponsored by Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. We hope you’re as inspired by the surroundings of the Hilton Hawaiian Village as we are! While you may already be sharpening those pencils, sketching your design ideas and dreaming of the sand between your toes, we’ve been rounding up a few FAQs regarding the official rules and prizes for our biggest design challenge yet!
Nothing says spring better than a big bowl of fresh fruit and beautiful textile designs to match! This week, we’re celebrating the sunny weather and our Whimsical Watercolor Fruits design challenge winner, Nadja Petremand (nadja_petremand), who took home first place with her delicious design, watercolor pomegranate! The fruits of her labor really paid off. Nadja will be taking home the grand-prize of $200 in Spoonflower credit and a 1-year Skillshare Premium subscription. The 2nd place winner, alenkakarabanova, will receive $100 in Spoondollars and a 6 month Skillshare Premium subscription. The 3rd place winner, holaholga, will receive $50 in Spoondollars and a 6 month Skillshare Premium subscription. The rest of the top 10 winners will receive $20 in Spoonflower credit. See all the top 10 winners.
1. 361 votes for watercolor pomegranate by nadja_petremand
2. 360 votes for Fragrant peaches by alenkakarabanova
3. 331 votes for lemon by holaholga
4. 325 votes for Summer fruit by adenaj
5. 315 votes for blueberrybushes by ldpapers
6. 314 votes for vijgenblad by hanneke_binnen
7. 300 votes for _TK-Blueberry_Bird_Whimsical_Watercolor by doodledoer-teresakelly
8. 292 votes for watery watermelons by karismithdesigns
9. 272 votes for Watercolor plums by peachbloom
10. 258 votes for Summer Slices by digidivagraphics [Read more…] about Announcing the Winners of the Whimsical Watercolor Fruit Design Challenge
Have you found yourself looking at the calendar asking, “Where did the school year go”? With summer quickly approaching, students are counting down the days until the last school bell of the year, while teachers are reflecting on the leaps & bounds made throughout the year (ok… they may also be thinking about that last bell too!) Need a little help dreaming up a thoughtful end-of-year gift for your child’s teacher? Spoonflower team member Meredith demonstrates how to make a personalized cheater quilt for approximately $50 using student artwork and Spoonflower’s newest feature, Fill-A-Yard™.
Do you ever find yourself scrolling through your Instagram feed “oohing and ahhing” at all of the photos of handmade garments stitched up by sewists around the world? This month, all eyes are on Me-Made-May (#mmmay17), a challenge designed to encourage people who sew/knit/crochet/refashion/upcycle garments for themselves to wear and love them more. Today, Zoe Edwards, the maker behind this social challenge and author of “So Zo…What Do You Know,” stops by the blog to give us an inside scoop on the hashtag that is inspiring us all!
We’re packing our swimsuits, putting on the sunblock and saying Aloha to our friends in Hawaii for June’s weekly design challenges! Throughout the entire month, enjoy design themes inspired by the serene surroundings of our design challenge partners, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. We are beyond excited to announce that with the generous support of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, the grand prize winner of each design challenge throughout June will receive (2) five night stays (one for promotional use and one for vacation) at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort and $1,000 towards your airfare! That’s right: your design challenge entry could lead you to the beautiful white sand beaches of Waikiki, where your only worry will be deciding whether you enjoy your tiki drink with or without a paper umbrella.
Before you start packing, it’s time to start designing! Read on to learn all about our island inspired themes. [Read more…] about Announcing June’s Design Challenge Themes