Spoonflower and fabric printing…

Down here at Humble Cottage I am always looking forward to finding new projects to extend my creative ideas and make into new products. My original idea was to print my own fabrics using different techniques, but initially i got a bit lost in where to take these ideas. Now that I have a good central core of wares that I am happy with, I am going to explore fabric printing in the upcoming months. So where to start!

Have you come across Spoonflower yet- its a digital fabric company based in America, where people design and print their own fabrics and can then sell them on to people that love (hopefully) their designs. Here’s a selection of designs that  I like. You can click on the pictures to go to the original design.

pronghorn_linen fabric by holli_zollinger on Spoonflower - custom fabric

diamond_circles_aqua fabric by holli_zollinger on Spoonflower - custom fabricRetro Coffee fabric by kayajoy on Spoonflower - custom fabric

tree_hearts_linen_rustic fabric by holli_zollinger on Spoonflower - custom fabric

retro flowers 2 fabric by troismiettes on Spoonflower - custom fabric

blue_pear_final fabric by petunias on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Chicka-Pecker (formerly known as uni-chicka-pecker) fabric by pattysloniger on Spoonflower - custom fabric

three little birds and a red kumquat! fabric by thebline on Spoonflower - custom fabric

pronghorn_linen_aqua fabric by holli_zollinger on Spoonflower - custom fabric

elephant_and_umbrella_turquoise fabric by holli_zollinger on Spoonflower - custom fabric

linen_butterfly fabric by holli_zollinger on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Art Deco Rio De Janeiro fabric by zesti on Spoonflower - custom fabric

My delft tile fabric by poetryqn on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Mid Century Modern Dandelions ~ (Salmon) fabric by retrorudolphs on Spoonflower - custom fabric

rabbit_and_heart_kelly_linen fabric by holli_zollinger on Spoonflower - custom fabric

I like mixing up some computer aided design alongside home made diy approaches, so in the upcoming months I will also be trying some of the following techniques.

Using my inkjet printer and freezer paper:

Fabric printing on an inkjet printer at home

Using linoblocks to do some block fabric printing, like this:

block printed fabrics

There’s some great ideas on apartmenttherapy’s site:

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I love the scale of block printing used in Galbraith & Pauls block printed work.

Here’s a great little video explaining some techniques from Home Sweet

I’m also going to try stencil printing:

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and so, so much more..using my silhouette cameo to make stencils, using my gocco machine to make small printed items – watch this space!

keri – Humble Cottage xxx

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