September 11, 2021 | Becka Rahn: A Spoonful of Spoonflower
Designing fabric is more than just putting pencil to paper or generating pixels in Photoshop; it’s about connecting and sharing stories and ideas. Get a tour of what it’s like to design fabrics and print them using Spoonflower, a web-based service for printing your own fabric designs. Get the scoop on the technical details of uploading and proofing your files, see samples of different fabrics and walk through the process from start to finish. We’ll also talk cost-saving tips for getting the most out of your yard of fabric, ways to proof designs and more.
Becka Rahn is a full-time teaching artist and fabric designer who works in a micro-studio in Minneapolis. Becka works primarily in fabric and paper, specializing in textured designs from cut paper illustrations using recycled papers. She creates surface designs for fabric that she uses to make art pieces for gallery exhibitions, functional items to sell in her Etsy shops, and fabrics that you can buy to make your own projects. She is the co-author of The Spoonflower Handbook, a guide to designing your own fabrics. She has received awards for her work from Jerome and McKnight Foundations, MN State Arts Board, and Fiber Art Now magazine. She is an active teaching artist in her community and online. She is passionate about helping artists conquer technology barriers to make their work more accessible. You can see more of her work at www.beckarahn.com
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