Lately I've been missing my old, despised friend FIT. I don't know if it's the cold, or the fact that I have like five creative writing assignments due every week, but I just want to stop thinking about words for a minute and paint. Or weave some fabric. Or do both.
But I know I'd definitely get over the nostalgia by the time I finish making the warp and dressing the loom, which takes forever. So when I miss Textile design and I'm not lusting over looms I can't afford (a basic ass four harness table loom is nearly 1,000 bucks) and regretting that I didn't learn how to screen print, I stalk the hell out of Spoonflower.
Spoonflower is this amazing website where you can upload or choose a design from an indie designer and get it printed as fabric, wallpaper or gift wrap. They hold weekly contests where indie designers compete for a prize and the opportunity for more exposure and more commissions from the designs they sell off the site.
|"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cecilia_Mok on Spoonflower|
|"Birds and Butterflies" by Susan_Polston on Spoonflower|
|"True Hallucinations" by Rabbitinthemoon on Spoonflower|
|"Butterfly Sanctuary" by Peacoquettedesigns on Spoonflower|
I've used it for my own design once, and it came out great:
I changed it to a red colorway and boom:
that I have yet to use after three years of its existence!
So yeah, if you want some cool custom fabric for a decent price, Spoonflower is the spot.