27 May 2012

Fabric 8 competition

I created many designs for my portfolio in the last few week but some were unsuitable for my collections.  One of the designs was a painting I did of red poppies. I had spent time working it into a repeat design so instead of casting it to one side I decided to enter it into the Fabric 8 competition.

I made the design into a repeat pattern using Photoshop.  This can take time but  it was worth the effort.

Afterwards I added a linen fabric texture.

I noticed the fabric 8 design competition on Spoonflower together with Robert kaufman and decided to enter it into the competition.  I was so surprised that my design made it into the top 100 out of over 750 designs.

Top 100 fabric 8 designs

A few days later I was even more surprised that my design had made it into the final 8.  I really wasn't expecting anything like that. Spoonflower printed my design onto fabric along with the other final 8 contestants.

Final 8

Each of the finalists have to design a range of 8 fabrics.  I also participated in an online interview with Spoonflower which is here on the spoonflower blog.