Fabric design

Fabric designs

I finally got the printing samples back of the fabrics I designed. They are all available on Spoonflower, a print on demand fabric site. I was very pleased with the end results. I was a little nervous about how they would come out, because I didn't stick to the recommended colour palette from the site, but the colours came out exactly as I wanted. You can order them as fat quarters or by the meter/yard. I recommend getting them printed on the kona cotton. If you do order any fabric, make sure to wash it on a delicate cycle with a less harsh detergent like ecover.... Read More...

Surrealistic Pillows

I opened a Society6 shop today to sell my designs. You can get cushions, greetings cards and iphone/ipad/laptop covers. I have the same designs on Spoonflower, available as meters of fabric, but I'm still waiting to get my printing samples to check before they go live. I've got lots more patterns I'm working on, but here's 6 to start with. Society6 have a special offer that ends at midnight Pacific Time (ie early in the morning GMT). If you order today, you get free postage. The link is here.... Read More...

Airmail fabric

I designed some airmail/penpal themed fabric using some of the same artwork as the patches, and it's available to buy on Spoonflower. They have various different fabric options, but I recommend the Kona cotton for this design, a smooth, medium-weight cotton. This is a scan of the actual fabric.... Read More...

Long time no see

I haven't posted much in the last few weeks, because I've been working all hours to finish my MA project and dissertation (I handed in my dissertation last week). This is the kind of thing I've been doing. Yesterday I stuck on the Beatles Anthology, the longest documentary I could think of, and sat and just sewed and sewed until about 70% was done. I was in Spain for two weeks before that. I've got lots of photos, but I haven't had time to develop the film ones and organise and post-process them. It will have to wait until later.  The first week was fine, but the second was far more stressful than a holiday should be. There was a 40C heatwave, and the air conditioning broke down, and there were ants, and we both had insomnia and short tempers and it was too difficult to concentrate on the work we'd both been forced to bring with us. Stress. In two and a half weeks I should hopefully be all finished with my MA, and free to find a full-time job, and actually earn steady money again (I hope). I'm really broke right now, and I'm tired of being broke for so long.... Read More...