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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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Tchaikovsky's famous ballet becomes the inspiration for an amazing range of fabrics. We're taking Christmas week off, so you'll have two weeks to choose your favorites. We'll announce the winners on New Year's Eve! VOTE NOW! Continue reading
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This holiday season, add a little hand-crafted goodness to your gifts by creating a cute and cozy felt gift bow to add to the top of your perfectly wrapped presents. DIY felt gift bows by Twig and Thistle | Groovy... Continue reading
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Congratulations—you're a textile designer! You've successfully completed our 12 Days of Design SpoonChallenge by gathering inspiration and turning it into a surface design. You may be asking yourself, now what? We say keep designing! To continue to inspire your creative... Continue reading
The winner is Michael Mitchell.
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You know the moment you look out your window on the morning of the first snow and the whole landscape is transformed? Cast your vote in the Winter Toile Design Challenge for a tour through winter wonderland! VOTE NOW! Continue reading
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You've uploaded your first fabric design! Now it's time to add it to the Marketplace. Follow the simple steps below to edit your design and make it ready for the world! 1. One of the most important parts of your... Continue reading
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Take your textile design skills to the next level with a Wacom digital drawing tablet! We're offering one lucky winner the chance to take home their very own Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Small Tablet! A great choice for anyone... Continue reading
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Did you know that we can print your artwork no only onto fabric, but also wallpaper and gift wrap? Well, we can! With Spoonflower, you can upload your design and make it available for one, or all of these products!... Continue reading
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Warning: this contest is in danger of being a cuteness overload. Chilly and wintery kittens don cozy mittens and build snowmen, get into mischief, and take snuggly cat-naps. Pick the most precious kitty! VOTE NOW! Continue reading
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Creating a fabric design can be as simple or complex as you'd like. There are a number of tools that you can use for textile design, some require no training at all, others are a bit more complicated. Take a... Continue reading
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Have you joined our 12 Days of Design Challenge yet? If not, it's not too late! To help with your continued designing process, we're offering one lucky winner the ultimate design tool-- a one year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud!... Continue reading
Hi Nicole, You can find the full how-to for the recipe tea towels via this link: http://blog.spoonflower.com/2012/07/turn-recipes-into-tea-towels.html Best. Allie
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It's day two of our 12 Days of Design Challenge! Yesterday you gathered inspiration and today you'll pick a theme! Spoonflower crew member Eloisa visits the blog to share how she uses a Pinterest board to organize her inspiration and... Continue reading
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Today kicks off the first our 12 Days of Design!! Have you signed up to get daily emails outlining the steps to create your first, or newest, textile design? Sometimes the hardest part of fabric design is just getting started.... Continue reading
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Regardless of whether you're celebrating American Thanksgiving today or just celebrating the end of the week, we here at Spoonflower wanted to let you know that we are thankful for all of you--our customers and designers and friends. Thank you... Continue reading
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Adding stockings to your mantle is a festive and simple way to really get into the holiday spirit. You may use the same stockings year after year, or create new ones every so often for a fresh update to your... Continue reading
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Want to spend 12 days learning how to take the glimmer of an idea to a finished fabric design? Join us for 12 Days of Design! WHAT? We're wrapping up the year with 12 days devoted to learning how to... Continue reading
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This weekend take some time to stitch, glue, or wrap up a few handmade goodies. We've rounded up five creative yet simple projects you can whip up this weekend for a variety of people on your gift giving list! CREATE... Continue reading
You certainly can! The extra fabric on the piece used for side panels can be used to create anything you'd like!
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We are deep into fall already, and nothing warms our souls better than a steaming drink or bowl of soup. We are celebrating an often unrecognized friend this week: the trusty thermos. Tell us which designer has the hottest thermos... Continue reading
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Christmas Lights | Christmas Chevron | Christmas Candy Cane Stripes This holiday season, create a handmade Advent calendar that can be used for years to come. We'd love to make one using Miss Tiina's festive coordinates for the drawstring bags! Continue reading
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fabric design: c0ffee pots with black coffee beans and cream by Victorialasher There's nothing quite like snuggling up in a cozy pair of winter pajamas. As the seasons change and we head into the holidays, it's the perfect time to... Continue reading
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It's the season for embracing traditions, whether they're centered around your family, passed down through generations or from a far-off place yet to be explored. This holiday season, we've teamed up with Tea Collection, and a handful of other brands,... Continue reading
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This beautiful black and white contest celebrates the art of calligraphy. Winner of this week's challenge will be featured in UPPERCASE magazine for the creative and curious. Tell us, which designer has the best penmanship? VOTE! Continue reading