Monday, February 3, 2014

First round of Spoonflower samples!

I have the capability of printing fabric on my own printer at home. When I have thrown those printed pieces in the wash they get all faded. There are steps to colorfast, but it's just not worth it for me.

For a few years I've been thinking of trying Spoonflower and I finally uploaded some designs. As I type this I'm wondering now will their fabrics do the same thing, hmmmm.

Did I like it?
Well I really like the quality of the wrapping paper, the colors look great! As for the fabric there is a dullness that doesn't look right, I also encountered that when I printed at home with my epson printer (basically a large scale inkjet). So my tiki heads look a bit muddy, but I think if I bump up the contrast of the lines and lighten the green background it will look better.

This was printed on their linen fabric, when I think of linen I want something with a bit more texture and give but that's impossible to do since they are feeding this through a printer and you need a smooth surface for the ink needle.

I should have more samples coming this week, and I ordered a swatch book of all the fabric choices they offer. Not really liking this linen, but I think it would work for a curtain but not as clothing.


Mod Betty / said...

Ooh, fun! Keep us posted! are you going to do anything upholstery-weight?

Jenn Ski said...

I think that linen fabric was their heaviest. Not sure though. I'll keep u posted.