Spoonflower is a “fabric printing on demand” service, allowing users to purchase and sell designs that they upload to the site. I’ve always wanted to learn more about surface design, and this turns out to be a fantastic way to do it. The process is slow, since swatches take about 21 days to be shipped, but that helps me pace myself. I spend more time researching and thinking, putting together collections of ideas, and less time churning out a million permutations of a new motif.

Here are a couple of designs that just came in the mail. I’m still deciding on the best way to photograph these. Coins and pen are to show scale.

Hand Drawn Chrysanthemums

Teardrop Brocade

 

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