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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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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
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Happy Friday, y'all! This weekend I'm looking forward to a little creative time and a little chill-by-the-pool time. If you're at a loss for crafty projects to try your hand at, take a look at these 5 DIYs I can't... Continue reading
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Thanks to everyone who entered this year's Fabric8 contest! There were so many amazing designs to choose from, narrowing it down was nearly impossible. Congrats to the 100 semifinalists-- good luck! A Cosmic Adventure by kirstyellenmottram A Flicker by theartistshouse... Continue reading
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Our friend Cindy, the maker behind Yours, Olive, whipped up a chic and versatile fold over clutch with our new fabric, Faux Suede. This stylish accessory features a fabric design by illustrator and Spoonflower designer Cean Irminger, with a contrasting... Continue reading
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This week we're excited to give away a quilt pattern from our friend Carolyn Friendlander, expert quilter and fabric designer, and fat quarter bundle of bright Spoonflower prints! The Totem Quilt Pattern is inspired by racing stripes and creates a... Continue reading
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Design: Freeform Arrows in turquoise by Domesticate Have you heard? We just launched another fabric! Performance Piqué is a soft, 100% polyester knit with a fine diamond-like knit structure, perfect for athletic apparel and other projects that require a comfortable,... Continue reading
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Yesterday we were thrilled to announce the launch of Faux Suede. This fabric is a medium-weight, 100% polyester sueded woven, perfect for those projects (including upholstery) that require a soft, durable fabric. This latest addition to our lineup features vibrant... Continue reading
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The maker community is quite an inspiring bunch. We love visiting our local craft fairs to see what creatives in the area are printing and stitching up. Check out a handful of handmade markets happening this summer around the world!... Continue reading
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Beautiful sewing patterns and books are two of our favorite things! Merchant & Mills, a British sewing supply company, is spot on with their lovely patterns and sewing book. With an emphasis on quality materials, careful craftsmanship, and simplicity, Merchant... Continue reading