Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Steampunk Fabric Contest at Spoonflower

Spoonflower -- a custom fabric printing site -- is sponsoring a steampunk fabric contest. There doesn't seem to be any prize other than the glory, but I like anything that increases the amount of steampunk options available for home decor projects.

There's already a number of designs uploaded! Here's my favorites:

Steampunk Network
The repeat on this one is awesome...

Steampunk Aviation
I like the kid friendly colors here -- great for a nursery?

Grate_-_Rusty_Iron_Grill_with_Triangles_512x512
This one has a lot of potential for large curtains -- I'd pair it with stained concreate floors and a relatively strong industrial Victorian vibe.

Need help getting started? Wait for my next post for a site full of inspiration!

Designs are due by 2/15.

Thanks to Projektmanagerin for pointing this out.

13 comments:

Spoonflower said...

Hey there. The prize for Spoonflower contests is 5-yards of free custom fabric for the winner.

Mystery Robin said...

Oh, I love that fabric with the hat and pipes! I so hope I'll be able to buy it - no idea what I'll do with it, but I'd love to do something. :)

ArtSnark said...

what fun!

daysease said...

OH, Goodness... I am SO new to steampunk but am fascinated by it... Thanks for sharing... So neat!! I just showed my hubby some examples of steampunk that I got offline... and he thought it was neat, too. We may have to incorporate some steampunk touches in our home. it suits him and me. A lovely blend of Victorian and fun stuff...

daysease said...

OOH, you are right, the second one would be PERFECT for a nursery/kid's room!! and the first of the third... I would love to use that for a table cloth for a steampunk themed party!!!

Don said...

Love the rust.

Pandora said...

Love your blog! Your style is totally my cup of tea. I am adding you to my favorites right now :-)

Projektmanagerin: said...

Hi!
I have another one:
https://makersmarket.com/products/74-rotobotmouse

Great blog! Keep it up!

Fogwoman said...

Love the idea. I was a bit taken aback by the third entry, as it is a very common texture in Second Life (TM) freebie texture packs.
I very much hope it was submitted by the original creator of the texture.

honeywine said...

Hi! I'm delurking (I've read every post now...loving this steampunk for the home! I did some of this for my wedding though it was way more steam than punk to show you something I spotted this morning on HSN. It's an air purifier that looks awesome and the top could easily be steampunked for a FAB mad scientist addition! :)

honeywine said...

Probably helps if I give you the link, der...

http://home-solutions.hsn.com/thermax-minimax-air-freshener-with-cinnamon-and-spice-fragrance_p-5633008_xp.aspx?cmsstr=512654&webm_id=10048869&web_id=5633008&sz=888&sf=HW&dept=HW0125&cat=HW0138&o=&ocm=seis

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Lynne said...

Hi Fogwoman! Thanks for the concern, but yep!, the rusty grate texture is the same one I give out in Caledon. I have a few others up on Spoonflower you'll recognize. I wish it weren't so expensive, but it was really, really nifty to have "Caledon" fabric in real life.

And, since I actually do give away these textures for free-as-in-beer, it's ok for others to use them on Spoonflower without compensating me. Credit's always nice, of course. :)

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