Posts tagged ‘surface pattern design’

Connecting Threads Fabric Design Contest

Sorry for the late notice, but Connecting Threads is holding their second fabric design contest! The entry deadline is August 10, 2013. All the details are above, but read it at a more comfortable scale here and follow the link to additional details. Related posts: Fabric Design Contest at Connecting Threads — Deadline Tomorrow! Connecting [...]

Geometric iPad App by Kapitza

Kapitza is a European design studio run by two sisters, Nicole and Petra Kapitza. They have produced two intriguing pattern sourcebooks, several dingbat fonts, several products featuring their patterns, and now they have an iPad/iPhone App called Geometric. I bought it last night after seeing it on Pinterest and thought all you pattern fans out [...]

Where I’ll Be at Quiltcon

I’m signing out for the week and going to Quiltcon! I’m moderating the panel discussion “All About Fabric Design” on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2:00-2:50. I hope to see you there. Please leave a comment with any questions you’d like me to bring up! Check out this ragtag bunch I have to attempt to keep under [...]

Repeat(ed) Fabric Design Competition

Hello and Happy 2013! I think I am done with my New Year’s brain break and ready to get back in action. My resolutions for True Up 2013: improve my customer service, upgrade my wordpress, and change out my header patterns already, for pete’s sake. Chances are, if you read this website, your New Year’s [...]

Interview: Connecting Threads Designer Jenni Calo (With Giveaway!)

I’m really excited about today’s interview with Portland designer Jenni Calo of Connecting Threads not only because I love her work and admire her versatility, but because it will be very interesting for those of you interested in fabric design as a career. The in-house fabric designer is a rare breed — as I write [...]

Pencil Me In

Keema aka Pencil Me In makes these great, trendy, geometric designs for a variety of surfaces. Get these designs here on Spoonflower — also find Keema on Tumblr and Society 6. Related posts: Claire Louise Milne Spoonflower Color v2.1 Teja Williams Digital Fabric of the Week: Tea Time Heather Ross + Spoonflower

Giveaway: Automatic Patterns Class on

  If you have tried designing patterns in Adobe Illustrator version CS5 or earlier, you know that it is a powerful tool, but creating repeats with it is not the most intuitive or elegant process. The new version, Illustrator CS6, has a Pattern Mode that makes the process much easier, but it has some limitations [...]

Teja Williams

I found¬†Teja Williams¬†(teja_jamilla on Spoonflower) by Pinteresting around. She is a freelance surface pattern designer from South Wales, currently living and working in London. These patterns are incredibly skilled and her collections show her talents in a very broad range of styles. I’m envisioning so many of these printed on silk for dresses! Teja also [...]

Miss Print

{ Little Trees Monochrome } Miss Print in the U.K. produces hand-screenprinted, environmentally fabrics, wallpaper, cushions, and lampshades. The fabrics are printed on a home decor weight linen-cotton or 100% cotton basecloth. The team of Yvonne and Rebecca Drury also have a book called The Printed Pattern which focuses on printing repeating patterns by hand. [...]