Digital textile printing allows designers the ultimate amount of flexibility when creating new designs. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite innovative uses of digital printing. Check them out!
Time flies when you're having fun, and the Greenhouse,
our classroom and community space here at Spoonflower's Durham, NC
headquarters, is already a year old!
We are thrilled to celebrate our
first year of classes and events in the best way we know how, so we're
inviting you all to enjoy food, drinks, tours, and– of course!– crafts
in the Greenhouse on Saturday, November 2, from 1-4pm. You can head over to Eventbrite to reserve your tickets to the big event today!
We've made so many great friends in the past year, and we're delighted to team up with Rit Dye, Mod Podge, and Darice
to provide everything you need to dye, collage, and embellish wooden
holiday ornaments at our Greenhouse Anniversary Party! Drop in whenever you like, and get busy creating
beautiful decorations, gifts, or a personalized name tag to wear to your
next Greenhouse event! We'll also have tours of our offices throughout
the afternoon, so you'll have a chance to check out our printing
Reserve your tickets today by heading over to Eventbrite, and please do join us to eat, drink, and
craft merrily in celebration of an amazing first year of classes,
events, and making new friends in the Spoonflower Greenhouse!
Katie printing a parade of elephants on Kona® Cotton! Fabric design– Elephant March by Cody Scarborough (Endemic on Spoonflower).
This month designer, sewing instructor, and fashion writer Jamie Lau visits the blog to share her journey start to finish from creating her own textile design to sewing up one of her beautiful dresses. Last week, she shared her fabric design and color palette inspiration, and today, she walks us through her first textile design process from photo to printed fabric.
Last week on the blog, I shared some of my textile design inspirations and you may recall my interest in exploring textured gradients found in nature, and also that I had my eye on a certain blue-green color palette. For my design, I was inspired by the painterly landscape surrounding the Arashiyama and Sagano area of Kyoto and a piece of Japanese stoneware reminiscent of rippling water that I spotted at an art museum in New York. The commonality that I saw – and what struck me most about the two – was the layered and striated effect created by the rough lines of the wooded mountains and the tinted clay bands on the vase.
This week at Spoonflower HQ, we are excited to share our new Spoonflower Emerging Designer Grant— an award to support students in pursuit of textile and design degrees worldwide. We can't wait to see the cutting-edge garments and installations these up-and-coming designers create!
Big news: Spoonflower is very pleased to introduce linen-cotton canvas, a really lovely blend of 55% linen and 45% combed cotton.
This is a lightweight canvas, about 5.5 oz per square yard, so
durable enough for pillows and bags but also great for making apparel. $27 pr/yd is the regular price, but if you are a designer purchasing your own designs it's only $24.30 pr/yd.
One note: The cloth is natural white, but after we heat it (post-printing) it turns a slightly cream color. When washed, however, the cream comes back to white. [more photos here]