Tuesday, 23 October 2012


A few months ago I joined spoonflower, a site where you can design and buy fabrics. Since then (and before then!) I've been very interested in fabric design. I still haven't bought any, but the weekly contest is often a good incentive to come up with a design. I recently added a side-bar on the right side of this blog which links directly to my shop on spoonflower. So far none of my designs are for sale because I haven't proofed them yet. In order to sell fabric the designer needs to first order a swatch, check the colours, upload any changes.
The design process is lots of fun! I'm also learning more about how to use inkscape and gimp, so I might post another tutorial soon.
The contest this week is arrows and this is my entry. This is the repeating element, you can see how it looks repeated here.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

autumn postcard

This morning I went for a walk along the river. The leaves are just at the point where they're about to explode into colour.