As many of you know, I love to paint and photograph mushrooms. I have always been ‘aware’ of mushrooms, growing up in the Pacific Northwest, but this renewed interest was surprising, even to me.
Let’s take another look.
I started painting them, in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
And Then… Spoonflower
A friend and fellow mushroom-lover suggested putting my art up on Spoonflower. That is a site that custom-prints all sorts of fabric. I have heard of Spoonflower, but not being a person who sews, didn’t really dig into it.
But that got me thinking, and why not give it a try? An art experiment of sorts. I scanned in a few of my mushrooms — one set of ‘neutrals and subtle colors’ and one set of ‘brights’ and I uploaded them to Spoonflower.
Before you can offer any works for sale, you must order a sample swatch of each listing to pre-approve color accuracy and printing quality.
Here are my two swatches. The one on the left are the subtle colors printed on silk, the one on the right are the brights, printed on cotton canvas.
I impressed with the swatches. I also ordered a sampler pack of all of the fabrics, wallpaper, and gift wrapping paper they offer. Very nice selection.
Here is my little Spoonflower Shop. I still don’t sew but… I do enjoy hand-sewing, and the heavy cotton canvas would be great for making totes or patches. The silk would make a nice scarf.
Disclosure: I earn a small (10%) commission on any fabrics/gift wrap/wallpaper purchased through my Spoonflower shop. Learn more: Spoonflower earnings FAQ