October: Spoonflower

 Introduction to Spoonflower concepts:

·        Local and Green

o   Fabric printed in USA, and Germany. 

o   Uses water based latex inks, and far less water, (under How it Works tab, Process).  https://grow.spoonflower.com/sustainability/

 

·        Print on demand

o   Sample

o   Fat quarter

o   Yard

 

·        Custom Prints

o   your own design

o   thousands of others they represent

 

·        Multiple Fabrics (under Fabrics tab) https://www.spoonflower.com/spoonflower_fabrics

o   13 woven

§  Cottons

§  Linen Cotton

§  Polyesters

o   7 Knit

§  2 Cotton

§  5 Polyester

o   3 Wallpaper

 

Interesting Items

·        Design Challenges  (under Discover Tab) https://www.spoonflower.com/design-challenge

o   Changes weekly, deadline Tuesday 3pm EDT

o   Winner selected by community vote

o   Prizes in Spoonflower credit

 

·        Fill a yard (under Fabric Tab) https://www.spoonflower.com/fill-a-yard  Price determined by fabric choice.

o   A yard split between two designs split horizontally or vertically?

o   Cheater quilt 9” squares, 2 yards, Petal Cotton at $18.50 a yard, a quilt top for $37.00 plus shipping, and tax.  Charity quilt in a hurry?

o   Infinity Scarf, or Dinner napkins, 2 yards

Website tour

·        Shop (Look for Join in upper right corner in yellow stripe)

o   Set up Account. https://www.spoonflower.com/register/new

o   Fill out form.  Choose a Screen name that represents your work

o   Upload designs

·        Tools (under Design and Sell tab)  https://www.spoonflower.com/design_tools

o   Color map, depends on fabric chosen, price according to yard

o   Small Color Guide $1.00

o   Sample Kit $7.00

o   Spoonflower Handbook $24.75 (Amazon $27.50)

·        To Order fabric

o   Choose a print

o   Look to right of page for Type of Fabric, Size, Amount, Add to Cart

o   %10 off when you order your own designs

Info Sources

·        The Spoonflower Handbook

·        Website  https://www.spoonflower.com/

·        Tutorials (Under Discover tab)   https://www.spoonflower.com/videos

o   Techniques, DIY, News, etc

o   Basic intro see:  Triangle Makers and Doers  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaOvY93IRj8&feature=emb_logo

·        U,Tube Channel

     Roostery for ordering premade items https://www.spoonflower.com/en/roostery

Sample work

Mine:

·        Quilts

·        Shirt,

·        Holds everything bag, a pencil bag

·        4 block value study for the Kinship project

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