to celebrate the publication of my new book


Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.

This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.

The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sunflowers and Checks - New Fabric Design on Spoonflower + Printing Fabric Class


Popping in to share a new fabric design I have just made for sale on my Spoonflower shop. It is called Sunflowers and Checks and it is a large scale pattern available in 4 colorways.

I have printed it myself for our summer table as you can see below.

Last weekend, the students at the class were curious about how Spoonflower works. Here's how it goes. 
1. I design the fabric, using drawings, hand-painting techniques, and my computer.
2. I upload the design to Spoonflower in as many color combinations as I have the time for. 
3. You go to the Shop Section on my Spoonflower shop and purchase the fabric.
4. You can choose from among 10 different fabrics, including combed cotton, Kona cotton, cotton poplin, silks, and my favorite linen/cotton canvas which works great for tablecoverings.

Spoonflower pricing is actually quite reasonable for what you are ordering - short run designer fabric. If you are looking for a bargain - that is not what they are selling. This is limited run fabrics printed only for you. It is an incredible concept and product.

I am so happy to be able to sell my fabric designs to you via Spoonflower. Chances of me being picked up as a fabric designer are slim so now I can do it myself.

Speaking of printing fabric - I have a Simple Fabric Printing Class here at the Farm on August 16. Check it out here. 

This is what you will make, design and print with. 

You will learn about designing fabric, working with color, using fabric paints, and more. You will make something similar to this. 

It will be a super fun way to spend a summer day with me and other like minded individuals here at our farm. Hope to see you here.


Claire said...

Looks absolutely amazing. Can I persuade you to bring it to the UK? :)

LannieK said...

How cool is that! And I love your sunflowers - the table cloth came out beautiful :-)