hey everyone! i'm so happy to team up with spoonflower for this year's spoonchallenge - creating a fabric collection! for four weeks (starting july 6th) we'll be sharing everything you need to know to design the most beautiful fabric collection.
HOW: all you have to do is follow along each week to learn a new skill or technique! sign up for a weekly email full of everything you need to know to get started, or simply follow along on spoonflower's blog. snap a picture of your progress and use the #SpoonChallenge hashtag each week to share what you're learning!
so, are you ready? if you're a budding textile designer looking for tips and tricks for creating a fabric collection, or perhaps you've mastered the art of surface design, but still struggle with crafting a cohesive set of patterns - this series is for YOU!
for week #1, i'm sharing with you everything i know about how to gather inspiration for a pattern collection. it includes all the little tips and tricks that i use myself before i begin designing a collection! we'll talk about brainstorming ideas, writing 20 words, building a story, using photography and inspiration boards and how to source your own inspiration. i've also made an adobe illustrator video tutorial on my favorite way to build custom color palettes!
>> visit spoonflower's blog for the full article. be sure to tune in all week as well as they share more info and interviews (like this one from elizabeth olwen!). we can't wait to see what you create!