Designing Patterns

Designing Patterns for Fabric

For the last three years or so I have been using a new outlet for my creativity – designing patterns for fabric on Spoonflower, a company that prints personal designs on fabric which the designer may use to make projects for themselves or offer for sale.  Here are some  of  the  patterns I have created.

 

shamrocks and daisies

Shamrocks and Daisies

planted garden edit

Planted Garden

Helmets and Collumns

Helmets and Columns

Rooter Row

Rooster Row

These are the rather raw originals.  Photoshop is a handy tool to clean up erasures and join lines.  Some of my designs I have printed and made into scarves, runners and pillows.  It is wonderful to see my creations transformed into fabric that I can use.  The company also sets design challenges each week that designers may enter.  The designs are voted on and the most popular creation result in a prize for the contributing artist. I have enjoyed these challenges and making things from the fabric that I can wear or give as gifts.  If you love drawing and like a challenge start making patterns for fabric on Spoonflower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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