Category Archives: textile design

madpattern p1 template 2.0

Recently, Matt Handler sent me a preview copy of his MadPattern p1 template 2.0. Already a big fan of his original set of templates, which are made to be used with Adobe Illustrator, I was eager to give his latest version a try.  Here’s one of the patterns that resulted.

If you haven’t downloaded the MadPattern templates yet, I really recommend you give them a try soon. Then you can join the Flickr group and upload your creations, which then appear on the MadPattern website gallery as a seamless pattern.

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mustard yellow and cornflower blue

Mock ups are so much fun!  I did another one starting with my roses custom fabric design below.

Here’s the result with the roses fabric in cornflower blue on the lamp shade.

Many thanks to Favaro Jr for letting me use his beautiful photograph as a starting point.

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tweed turned hoodie

Recently, I discovered the work of Serbian textile designer and painter Bernat Klein through wikipedia and this site. Bernat provided designs to haute couture houses in the 1960s and 70s and later had his own line. I find his use of color so beautiful. Wish I could find more than just these three samples of his tweeds.

Taking color inspiration from the first of these three fabrics, I created this repeat pattern.

I wondered what it might look like on a hoodie, so I found this photo on Flickr . . .

. . . and did a little work in Photoshop to come up with this below.

 

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roses are violet

Here’s one of my latest concepts that involves roses of different shapes and sizes. This might make a neat duvet cover or look nice as pillow shams.  I’d even venture to stretch it over a canvas frame for a pop of color on the wall.  Check Spoonflower in about two weeks if you’re interested in picking up a yard or two.

This is what it could look like as a throw pillow.

Thanks to Mirage Floors for the photo on Flickr.

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my first order from Spoonflower

Yesterday, I received my first order from Spoonflower, a custom fabric printer. Talk about exciting! To see your digital design on a physical piece of fabric — now that’s what I call fun.  🙂

Here are a couple of photos. The first is a design I named “cloudlines” (cat is not part of the design), and the second is “dandelions.” While it may be hard to tell from these pictures, the print quality is excellent. Way to go Spoonflower! I think these textiles might look good as throw pillows and curtains. And if you’re interested, you can now order them here on Spoonflower.

by Schauleh Sahba

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