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Fabric Design Series

5-week online course starts MARCH 11

The Fabric Design Series is a 5-week video course featuring creative rock stars Denyse Schmidt, Heather Ross, and Lizzy House. Each artist shares her own design process – from inspiration to creating repeating designs, working with color and much more. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to design fabric, this step-by-step design course is for you!

The first 500 to register using the promo code SPOONFLOWER will get a 2-week free trial to plus a FREE fat quarter of fabric.



If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to design fabric, this series will walk you through the creative process step by step. Learn from fabric design experts Denyse Schmidt, Heather Ross and Lizzy House as they share their process from inspiration through to design, color and building an entire collection. The series covers designing repeats by hand as well as in Photoshop and Illustrator. Creativebug will bring you inside our headquarters and give you candid advice from industry experts on breaking into retail fabric design. Whether you aspire to see your name printed on bolts of fabric – or you want to soak up design tips that apply to other fields – this series will inform and inspire.

Fabric Design Series

Topics Include:

  • Understanding Fabric Design and Repeats
  • Designing Repeats by Hand
  • Designing Repeats Digitally
  • Color Theory and Developing a Palette
  • Advice from Industry Experts and Designers


Denyse Schmidt

Denyse Schmidt

As a former graphic designer, Denyse Schmidt has changed the way we think about quilts. Intrigued by the rich historical nature of quilts and inspired by beauty born of necessity, Denyse adds her distinctive aesthetic sensibility – clean, spare lines, rich color and bold graphics – to this rich art form. Though firmly rooted in the techniques of American quilt-making, Denyse Schmidt is renowned for her fresh, offbeat approach to design and color and has won acclaim from the worlds of art, design and craft.

Heather Ross

Heather Ross

Heather Ross is an illustrator, author, and textile designer. Her textile designs are among the most recognizable in the retail fabric market and are a favorite among home sewers of clothing, accessories, and decor for children. Heather is the author of Weekend Sewing, a best-selling how-to sewing book, Heather Ross Prints, and is the illustrator of the Crafty Chloe picture book series as well as numerous chapter book titles. She teaches sewing and crafts through her popular sewing retreats and online at Creativebug.

Lizzy House s

Lizzy House

Lizzy House is a printmaker, fabric designer, author, and educator. She has released seven lines of fabric, including one of her latest for Andover, “Hello Pilgrim.” Lizzy has designed a series of quilt patterns and is the author of the book How to Enter the World of Textile Design. She has a BFA in Printmaking and currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. When Lizzy isn’t printing, designing fabric, writing, or teaching, she can usually be found curled in a small ball asleep on an airplane. And no, she doesn’t want any peanuts.