Friday, July 26, 2013
want to Design Fabric?
Yesterday, as I was cutting and folding and generally delighting in all the pretty colors, I reflected on how I lack any inclination to design fabric. It's odd to me that someone who adores using fabric and enjoys petting it and kind of lives/breathes in fabric could be so disinterested in creating her own. I'm not even into fabric dying. It's kind of embarassing to admit.
But what about you? I bet lots of you have considered trying your hand at fabric design. Well, there's no time like the present! Connecting Threads has just opened submissions this week for a fabric design contest. It's a pretty sweet deal if you win, to the tune of $2000, seeing your designs in print, the chance to earn royalties and lots of free fabric (yours!!!). Contestants must submit their designs digitally now through August 10th. Sure, that's not a lot of time, but you can buckle down and get it done. Maybe a tight deadline is just what you need to get your creativity in gear?
Go Here for all the rules and some tips to get you started.
Go Here to submit your entry.
If a contest is not your speed, I've heard that Kimberly Knight's book, A Field Guide to Fabric Design, is a helpful read. You can also test the waters by having your designs printed at Spoonflower anytime.
Ok, if you make a submission to Connecting Thread's contest, let us know! Everyone gets a vote, and I'd love to give your collection a close look.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
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