Fabrics and wallpapers: Enchanted forests and musical skeletons

Rolls of wallpaper with skeletons and trees

Samples have arrived from Spoonflower, which means the enchanted forests and skeleton orchestra designs are now available as fabrics and wallpaper!

row of fabrics with enchanted trees in various colours
(photo taken in haste on my mother’s striped ironing board!)

This grasscloth wallpaper is gorgeous, by the way — extraordinarily textured and very crisp.

I highly recommend ordering swatches first. Spoonflower has a variety of fabrics and wallpapers, which means colours can print subtly differently — for example, the cottons tend to be a bit more muted, the velvets are more saturated (and the Celosia velvet brings out yellow tones), while the wallpapers have crisp lines on a range of textures.

Malachite-green enchanted trees on velvet

You can find them all at my Spoonflower shop — and as well as allowing you to buy lengths, Spoonflower also offers some pre-sewn bed and table linens. (And for other objects, there’s Redbubble.)

small swatches of patterns of enchanted trees, skeletons, fairy-tale motifs, dragons, houses

Spoonflower wallpaper discounts

For the next two days (until the end of 21 August ET), Spoonflower is offering 30% off all wallpaper.

You can find mine here (along with fabric): Tanaudel.

Screenshot of linked Spoonflower page with thumbnails of repeating images e.g. fairytale hands, gothic girls

And if you’re not in the mood for wallpaper but do like Art On Things, you can also find my work on Redbubble (all sorts of things) and InPrnt (prints).

There will be some new images on Spoonflower in a few weeks, too — I’m waiting for the test swatches to arrive.

New fabrics on Spoonflower

Some new fabric and wallpaper designs are up on Spoonflower!

My mother requested the line-art of the July calendar as a quilt backing fabric, so I uploaded both the line and colour versions.

The mermaids from the February calendar are now also up on Spoonflower — I’d quite like a sundress out of these.

A few more are on the way and will be up on Spoonflower in due course — and these designs are also up on prints, clothes, scarfs, phone cases, etc on Redbubble.

Wildflowers now on Spoonflower

L-R: Organic Cotton Sateen, Petal Signature Cotton, Celosia Velvet

The fabric samples have arrived, which means I can now offer the repeating pattern of wildflowers by the yard on fabric (and wallpapers) from Spoonflower: Wandering Wildflowers. It’s always a good idea to order a test swatch, first — what comes up a lovely slate-blue on cotton goes into a deep saturated golden-green on velvet (although I do like them both!).

The August calendar

If you don’t sew, Spoonflower does offer some pre-made home furnishings and masks.

The pattern is also up on Redbubble, on a variety of books, garments, etc.

Some Redbubble products

Unicorn fabric!

My sample swatches have arrived, so the unicorn fabric (from the May calendar) is now available on fabrics from Spoonflower: Twilight unicorns. (If you don’t sew, it’s also up on various clothes, stationery, masks, etc on Redbubble).

It’s always worth getting sample swatches first, because fabrics hold colours so differently. Here there’s a lovely twilight woodcut-blue on the Petal Signature Cotton, and a fascinating green-blue, the marine of evening, on the shimmery Celosia Velvet.

Masks (and fabrics)

Just a reminder that a number of my Redbubble designs are up as Redbubble’s masks. Here are just a few of the patterns:

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General Redbubble mask information is in their FAQs.

And if you’d like to make your own out of other fabrics (or just like to sew generally) a few of the repeating prints are up on Spoonflower, which sells lengths of fabrics (and wallpapers).

Crows on fabric

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My Go-Betweens design is now up on Spoonflower as fabric and wallpaper —  my 8×8″ swatches of Celosia Velvet, Silky Faille, and cotton just arrived this week.

It’s a repeating design based on the April 2020 calendar illustration, and was already up on Redbubble on various things (prints, cushions, shirts, etc).

You can find it (and other designs) by swatch, fat quarter, or yard(s) in my Spoonflower shop.

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Redbubble masks

By request, I’ve gone through my Redbubble designs and added many onto Redbubble’s masks. Here are just a few of the designs:

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General Redbubble mask information is in their FAQs (and for every mask sold, Redbubble will make a donation to Heart to Heart International).

And if you’d like to make your own out of other fabrics (or just like to sew generally) a few of the repeating prints are up on Spoonflower, which sells lengths of fabrics (and wallpapers). The recent raven and unicorn designs will be up there once the test swatches arrive by international post.

 

Mermaid fabric

I mentioned previously that the mermaid design (for the September calendar) was up on Redbubble (t-shirst, phone cases, etc). It is in two colourways: the simple white background and the repeating green design.

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Now I have also received my test prints from Spoonflower (print on demand fabrics), and the designs are up there too in three options: Green background; white background; and no lines (rather impressionistic, would work well for backgrounds/lining).

Here they are, with my feet for scale.

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And I ordered a doona/duvet cover from Redbubble. The printed layer has a beautiful silky cottony feeling – it was meant to be for the spare bedroom but I might keep it for myself. Shown here with books and sofa cushion for scale – it’s quite a large print.

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Illustration Friday: Orbit

Illustration Friday: Orbit - skirt

The Illustration Friday topic this week was Orbit. I worked through a few concepts (moon-gazing -> Hobbits -> Mary Poppins -> The Childlike Princess -> The Goblin Prince -> Celestial Carousels -> back to Labyrinth -> Regency astronomy -> satellites).

Illustration Friday: Orbit sketches

Eventually came back to the carousel. Why? I do not not know? It involved a lot more work, digging out compasses, working at a large scale, working out new techniques I’d just learned in Inkscape… Probably for all of those reasons.

The idea is to print this on fabric, a panel per yard, and make a skirt in one of the two colourways. I haven’t decided which, but will report back if it works. Or if it fails in unexpected and humorous ways.

Illustration Friday: Orbit - girls