04 July 2009

I need a brave volunteer



Fabric on Demand, whom I wrote about on Friday, has offered to print up a sample for me to show how their process works. All I need is an idea and they will turn it into a fabric pattern. Pretty cool and it's an offer I can't wait to take advantage of.

So before I come up with something on my own, I thought I'd throw this out there to all of you. Anybody want to see something of theirs turned into a fabric pattern?

All I need is a .jpg, .tiff, .bmp, .jpeg, .tif, .png, .psd file of eight megabytes or less and I'll take care of the rest. You can draw something by hand and scan it, you can draw something in Illustrator or another drawing program or you can manipulate a photograph. It doesn't matter beyond the fact that it will end up as a pattern, so think of a small illustration that can be repeated in a pattern.

Here's a sample of some finished fabric Fabric on Demand sent me this afternoon. This design started off as a single image of a peacock feather and will end up a dress for somebody. It's pretty cool all around.


If I can't find a brave volunteer by Wednesday, I'll bang something out myself. There seems to be a lot of interest in this process, so I thought I'd put it out there. Thanks!

6 comments:

  1. I attempted to do something with this, but it turns out that I can't photoshop to save my life. I was thinking one of the transmitted light photos had potential.

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  2. Aha! That explains your Tweet from a couple of minutes ago. Transmitted light might be interesting...

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  3. I'd love to take a shot at this, but I can't draw for beans :-( And I don't have great computer graphics skills either. Oh, but I do have pool balls that I created in AI!! Would that work??

    Kelly

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  4. AI? What is this AI of which you speak?

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  5. AI is Adobe Illustrator.

    I thought of a better image that I created. I'll e-mail it to you.

    Kelly

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  6. Duh. I've been using it since it was invented in the dark ages of desk top publishing and I never call it Adobe anything. Just plain old Illustrator. Back in those old days, it was all about QuarkExpress, Illustrator and Photoshop. I was never a PageMaker fan though I used it when I had to.

    Anyhow, show me what you got Kelly.

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