So, if you're a fabric fanatic, you know about Project Selvage. Michael Miller and Spoonflower are teaming up to find the next new fabric designer in what's been described as a Project Runway of sorts for textile design. The challenge was "baby boy" fabrics. I've been wanting to try my hand at fabric design and Spoonflower for some time, so when I read about this I thought it was the perfect opportunity to give it a go. I've taken two graphic design courses and I've never designed fabric before so, yeah, I'm a total novice. But this was FUN. And - I had to read several tutorials for illustrator to figure out how to get the repeat right so I learned a lot.
There are over 1000 entries and tomorrow they announce the top 75. If you haven't already seen the amazing talent in this competition you should click here and check it out. See? Holy crap! There are some awesome baby boy fabrics entered in this thing. And that is excellent news for all of us since there is a serious dearth of good boy fabrics out there.
I called mine "Cloudburst Crib." But, after the fact, I decided I like just "Cloudburst" better. Ah well. Making it into the top 75 would be a crazy miracle so I'm not anticipating having to issue any sort of correction!
Here's a close up on the design detail.
I plan to print some up for myself at some point in the future. That's the beauty of Spoonflower, right? Sort of like publishing your own book or something - just for you.