How to Make your own fabric prints with Spoonflower

Textile design has always been a really interesting art form to me. But, after experimenting with some not-so-simple techniques such as stenciling, bleaching, RIT dying, and candle wax masking (a.k.a. “A MESS”), I reluctantly gave up the dream of making my own fabric. Luckily Spoonflower—an online fabric printing service—came along and opened the door for easy textile creation for the rest of us!

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ABC Local News Interview


Don Polec from the Philly local ABC news team stopped by my house last Friday to talk about Switch Craft. They have posted the video online, go check it out here!

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Statesman Gets Switch Crafty

I am finally back from SXSW, and, as part of my trip to Austin, I met up with Marques Harper of the Austin American Statesman about the making of Switch Craft.

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SXSW 2009 was Twittastic!

Things have been wonderfully hectic and I have been Twittering away with my few friends from the SXSW Interactive and Film Festival. While I like to Tweet, this was Twittering at its best to keep up with the latest news, best panels, and parties. If you were not on Twitter, you were missing out. Here is a super quick post SXSW update. 

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Alison Presenting at Dorkbot Austin Tonight

If you are in the Austin area and also a fan of electronic art, design, and music, don't miss the Dorkbot Austin meeting tonight. Alison and 15 other presenters will showcase their works in a night of electronic fun.

Saturday March 14, 2009
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Brush Square Park 5th and Neches Austin, Texas

More info here.

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Alison at SXSW

Make the Switch to Green - A contribution by Switch reader, Bethany Pruitt

Looking for a way to go green while stepping up your fashion with Switch Craft? I found it so easy to practice the “Three Rs” of environmentalism with the projects in Switch Craft! When you make your own clothes and accessories, that’s reducing the amount you buy. Second, you can reuse all of the electronics you need to make your Switch Craft projects. Remember those old light-up tennis shoes your little brother or sister used to wear? They would be perfect to use to make a light-up decorative pillow!

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