Shout out to Spoonflower, Print Your Own Fabric

Hellooo Spoonflower.

 

Hellooo to our friends at Spoonflower — we’re late on the uptake, but just noticed that we were one of your top 10 referring sites for 2010.

We’re big admirers of your business — DIY print your own fabric, by people who actually are educated in this area, and know what they’re doing. We also are amazed by your talented customers. From the about section:

Spoonflower makes it possible for individuals to design, print and sell their own fabric designs. It was founded in May 2008 by two Internet geeks who had crafty wives but who knew nothing about textiles. The company came about because Stephen’s wife, Kim, persuaded him that being able to print her own fabric for curtains was a really cool idea. She wasn’t alone. The Spoonflower community now numbers around 70,000 individuals who use their own fabric to make curtains, quilts, clothes, bags, furniture, dolls, pillows, framed artwork, costumes, banners and much, much more. The Spoonflower marketplace offers the largest collection of independent fabric designers in the world. The site has appeared in the New York Times, Associated Press, Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, Make, CRAFT, ApartmentTherapy, Photojojo, and many other terrific publications and blogs.

How come Martha Stewart hasn’t bought you guys out yet for a zillion dollars? We can see this one coming. You’ll be wearing suits and saying things like “cap table.”  We can say we knew you when.

We set up a page to experiment with all the tools (alas, we’re not textile designers ourselves, but you all get the drift), and we find your site fun, easy to use, terrific prices (for those who want to purchase your own fabric).

Spoonflower allows one to be one’s own arbiter of taste and style. Pantone? Meh. You can re-colorize at will.

And, in true Vintage Printable high-rent-classiness, we have selected our own self-made favorite, the “Urinanalysis” series, Doggie Doctor Performing Urinanalysis on Kitten 15th Century Medical Manuscript
Vintage Printable Doggie Doctor Performing Urinanalysis on Kitten 15th Century Medical Manuscript

 

Watch, now Vogue will deem 2011 the year of Urinanalysis-themed fashion.

Spoonflower, we should do some sort of collaboration or contest when Vintage Printable gets its act together with the website redesign.

Would anyone who has used Vintage Printable images in a Spoonflower fabric and actually purchased the tangible material please let us know how it goes? Are our images high enough resolution for fabric printing?

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