Spoonflower.com, the North Carolina company that prints fabric, wrapping paper and wall paper for indie designers, is running a Design-a-Day challenge for the first 2 weeks of March. Each day is hosted by a different designer. Each host introduces the technique or design element for the day and then discusses options for creating a fabric design using that element.
To date the challenges have been: Pencil sketch inked over for a final design, watercolors, abstract design, block print, pen drawing and geometric pattern.
It's exciting, and truly challenging, to create a new design each day. Especially when the technique (or design) isn't something I normally do.
My block print design at the top was done using erasers I'd carved a while back to use a rubber stamps. This is a design I will print as fabric. I think it would make really cute pajamas!
Below are my other designs. The snow drops drawing, day 1, still needs to be put in a repeat and colored. I'm thinking about how I want to finish that design. For Day 3, Abstract, the idea of using fabric scraps to create a collage was a good one I think. but it just didn't work out the way I'd hoped.
If you want to follow along, designs are being posted on Instagram #sfdesignaday. It's so much fun to see what everyone is creating.
Now off the see what today's challenge is!