engineer by education (electrical) and profession (software), crafter by hobby
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I’ve recently discovered you on Spoonflower and have been to your website.
I am an aspiring (just graduated) Textile Designer and would greatly appreciate
It if you could answer a few questions for me.
What Trade associations do you belong to?
Do you find them helpful?
What magazines do you subscribe to?
Do you use and fashion forecasting services and if so what ones?
Did your style develop over time or was it a way of looking at things you has always had?
How long have you been on Spoonflower?
Is it lucrative to have your designs on Spoonflower or do you do it just for fun?
If a design is on Spoonflower, can it be sold elsewhere?
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.
I don’t belong to any trade associations or subscribe to any craft magazines, though I visit a number of craft sites on a fairly regular basis. I don’t use any fashion forecasting services.
My style as a designer is still very much developing. I tend to go through phases in my designs where I decide I want to do a few of one type of design, then the next round is something completely different.
I’ve been using Spoonflower for around two years. Mostly I just use it for fun and to make fabrics I want to use for projects. I wouldn’t say it’s particularly lucrative, though it depends on the amount of fabric you’re selling. If you’re looking to make money in textile design, I’d imagine creating a collection and shopping it around to manufacturers would be more worth your while. Per Spoonflower’s rules the designer maintains the copyright to the pattern, so you can offer your fabric elsewhere if you wish. And technically you can buy yardage of other designers’ work and resell it as long as you don’t claim the design as your own.
Hope this answered your questions.
I love your “Keep Fishing” design and am about to order a sample. Do you have any coordinating pieces that I might have missed? Thanks!
Thanks. I’m glad you like the design.
There are some other patterns like that one in my Life’s an Ocean collection, though it was more of a variation on a theme with that collection and another one.
Can you email me? Want to know if you can modify a design for me of one of your fabrics! can weird fishes become weird lobsters? Still using orange and red and keeping the lobster more Artsy than cutesy. With the lobsters still fairly sparse and the bigger the better. It would be PERFECT for table runners for my daughters wedding firstname.lastname@example.org. FINGERS AND TOES CROSSED!!!!!!
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