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Allie Tate
Durham, NC
When not working as a part of Spoonflower’s marketing team, I can be found crafting, studying for my Masters in Textiles, or snuggling my dog Grace.
Interests: fabric, DIY, travel, glitter, sewing, textiles, design, fashion, handmade
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Ready to stitch up some fun projects to put the finishing touches on your daughter's bedroom? This week we're offering one lucky winner the chance to take home a copy of We Love to Sew-- Bedrooms. Whip the girl in... Continue reading
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Weekends are the best for getting started on a new DIY. This weekend, I'll be playing around with our new Woven Peel and Stick wallpaper! Do you have any wallpaper projects you've been itching try? If not, check out a... Continue reading
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Our new Peel and Stick wallpaper is the perfect product for a quick and easy update to your home! It is a woven polyester fabric with an adhesive backing. It is removable (and repositionable) making it great for covering walls... Continue reading
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Looking for a low commitment, high impact update for your favorite space? Our wallpaper is fully removable and easy to apply. Choose from a smooth finish that is water activated or a textured woven peel and stick wallpaper that is... Continue reading
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Are you headed back to school to study textiles or design? Spoonflower's Emerging Designer Grant awards undergraduate and graduate students worldwide with credit to explore digital textile printing to create collections and exhibits. Recipients selected on a monthly rolling basis... Continue reading
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This week we're excited to offer one lucky winner the chance to take home a copy of Gertie Sews Vintage Casual-- a new book from sewist extraordinaire Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch! In this follow-up to Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing,... Continue reading
Hi Julie, You can order this on our peel and stick wallpaper-- a custom roll of 2 feet or 3 feet will have the whole map repeated on it. This material is quite similar to our decal. Best, Allie
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Eco Canvas is the perfect fabric for all your environmentally friendly projects! This fabric is a heavyweight 100% polyester canvas made with 45% recycled content. It's perfect for those projects that require a sturdy, durable fabric. Eco Canvas features bold... Continue reading
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See how Spoonflower crew member Allie made over her plain beach chairs with our new Eco Canvas and get the steps to DIY your own outdoor sling chair! ALLIE: Given a choice to spend time indoors or out, I'm likely... Continue reading
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Our last giveaway during the SpoonChallenge comes from our friends at Adobe! We're offering one lucky winner the chance to take home an Adobe Ink and Slide with a three month Creative Cloud subscription. Ink and Slide are drawing tools... Continue reading
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Have you been able to keep up with the daily prompts of the SpoonChallenge? Developing a creative habit can be tough, but we couldn't be more excited with the engagement of our community and the creative doodles shared during the... Continue reading
Hi Angie, Sorry to hear you're having trouble receiving the emails. Have you checked your spam folder? We are also posting all prompts on Instagram-- so take a look there! Best, Allie
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Take your daily sketches and doodles to the next level using a Wacom Inkling! Sketch your ideas on standard paper or sketchbooks while capturing a digital likeness of your drawing in raster format for use in Photoshop or vector format... Continue reading
Hi Celina, Sorry for the confusion. Prompts are sent out via email each day and are posted on our Instagram account the day of and to this blog page the following day. If you haven't signed up for email, do so via the link below: https://spoonflower.wufoo.com/forms/join-the-30-day-spoonchallenge/ Hope this helps! Allie
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Hi Vincent, Sorry for the confusion. Prompts are sent out via email each day and are posted on our Instagram account the day of and to this blog page the following day. If you haven't signed up for email, do so via the link below: https://spoonflower.wufoo.com/forms/join-the-30-day-spoonchallenge/ Hope this helps! Allie
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This week we kicked off our first SpoonChallenge by asking you to draw everyday this month and wow-- y'all have hit the ground running! Today we're giving one lucky member of the community a chance to win a new sketchbook... Continue reading
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Interested in learning how to create your own beautiful textile designs? Laurie Wisbrun's book Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design is an excellent resource for all things fabric design. Collected within are step-by-step tutorials for designing patterns (both... Continue reading
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Photo | Summer Ice Cream Cone designed by Little Smilemakers (Maaike Boot) Continue reading
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Yesterday we added a brand new fabric to the Spoonflower fabric family-- Eco Canvas! Eco Canvas is a heavyweight 100% polyester canvas made with 45% recycled content. It's perfect for those projects that require a sturdy, durable fabric. This fabric... Continue reading
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Searching for the perfect tote to carry all summer into fall? Cindy, the maker behind Yours, Olive, used our Faux Suede to create the perfect market tote! This fully lined bag is super sturdy and contains lots of inside pockets... Continue reading
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We kick this week off with the sixth interview of our series profiling our 8 finalists in our Fabric8 Design Challenge! Today we share a bit about Melissa Wang, a designer from Singapore. Stay tuned for our last 2 interviews... Continue reading
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Today's Fabric8 finalist, Ceri Staziker, comes from a small town in Wales. Read on to learn how she spends her day as a freelance graphic designer and what inspired her to create her top 8 design! Describe your typical day... Continue reading
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We've narrowed it down to the final eight designers in this year's Fabric8 Design Challenge! While the finalists are hard at work creating their collections, we asked the designers to share a bit about themselves and their creative process. Check... Continue reading
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Throwing together a last minute celebratory soirée or looking to add a few patriotic finishing touches on your Fourth of July barbeque? Check out these five quick and simple DIYs to add a bit of handmade goodness to your Independence... Continue reading