Wednesday, December 10, 2008

In the Queue Wednesday

A different kind of project...
Hopefully most of you have already heard of Spoonflower, the site that allows you to upload a graphic file and prints your design on high quality, quilting weight Moda cotton fabric.
(If you haven't heard of it, definitely check it out! Wouldn't it be cool to sew with fabric that you designed!?! I am continually amazed and impressed by the incredible skill and creativity on display on the site...)
Long before this site ever existed, I've wanted to create my own fabric with images associated with rock climbing, in order to make shirts and other accessories for myself, my husband and other rock climbing friends.
Actually, it's not so much that I wanted to create my own, as it is that I could never find any rock-climbing-themed fabric that I liked, so creating my own seemed like a necessity. ;)
I feel like some of the gear could easily be turned into stylized graphic images and printed as colorful silhouettes in a semi-random pattern. See what you think:
These are called "nuts" or "stoppers":
This is an example of a camming device:

Unfortunately, computer graphic skills are not in my portfolio... But I'm going to give it a try. I'm not sure when, but don't worry. I'll get to it. It's in my queue... ;)


Christine said...

I think it'd be cool to have fabric that looked like a rock climbing wall with all the handholds and knobs and things. :)

Joanne said...

Wow, sewing's come a long way from when my Babcia (grandmother) used her little black sewing machine set up in her kitchen. Amazing to design your own fabric!

Anonymous said...

Oh the people over at Spoonflower are also so awesome too! I will eventually get something there, but all I fall into is rubber ducks or hideous Hawaiian for the kid.

Anonymous said...

You have the cleverest, most unique ideas!! I hope you will post pictures if you do find a design that you really like. You know, when you wear that fabric during your rock climbing, other climbers are going to ask you where you found it! Imagine how wonderful it will feel to say you designed the fabric yourself, you clever girl!