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.
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.