Saturday, April 22, 2017

Spoonflower - Digital Printed Fabric on Demand

Blackwork Fabric Print
Some of you might be familiar with Spoonflower, an on-demand digital printing on fabric company.  You can upload your own designs and choose a fabric from their list and have it printed in quantities as low as a quarter yard.  Or you can choose from designs that people have uploaded and made public (they get a small cut).  What this means is that there are many things out there that you might find useful for fun!

There are many blackwork designs as well as one you just might recognize (Plimoth Jacket).  It can be printed on silk fabric to make a scarf or heavy duck fabric (tote bag anyone?).  You can also buy a small sample to see if you like it on that fabric.

Some people have uploaded these designs to help out those who do reenactments, some using the printed designs for embroidery, such as coifs.

I really wish that we could print on the 40ct Old White linen.  Wouldn't that be amazing!!


P.S.  You can get gift wrap in any of these as well!  How cool!

One of the Blackwork Collections

Plimoth Jacket Fabric 

A collection of 17 blackwork designs, many from Trevelyon


  1. I love Spoonflower! I've been designing fabric through them now for awhile, focusing on Jane Austen themed prints. And have been toying with the idea of some cross-stitch samplers... I didn't think to look to see if anyone has done any blackwork designs - now I need to go have a ramble through them....

  2. They are very fast, too, especially as it's mostly ooak. I have a yard of their silk fabric that I'm hoarding for just that special project.

  3. I love the blackwork designs. I will definitely check out Spoonflower! Thanks.
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  4. A little late to the game but this is indeed cool! I am also waiting patiently for the details about your Blackwork class. The one casket earlier in the COC class made by a WW1 veteren (I think) really caught my eye.

  5. There's a product called Bubble Jet Set 2000 which you can use to treat fabric (100% cotton or silk) so you can then print on it using an inkjet or bubble jet printer and the printing is permanent.