11.05.2012

spoonflower's open house + a little giveaway

*****This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks for entering!*****

Spoonflower is a design and print your own fabric company.   They recently moved to a larger space in Durham, NC and opened the Greenhouse, an area for crafts and sewing.  Their open house was this past Saturday, and I got to tour their facility.  I am really fortunate to live so close to it because in the near future they are offering classes and craft sessions in their Greenhouse.  The people were really nice, and they are small company with 42 employees.

If I could work, Spoonflower would be a dream job.  They are seriously casual, laid back, and the work space itself is clean, bright, and spacious.  I got to meet Stephen, one of the co-founders of Spoonflower, and he was collected and cool.  His personality was warm and inviting, which was the only reason I approached him.  I knew he was not going to look at me like, "Why are you talking to me?"  Overall, I am guessing he makes a killer boss.

I got to touch large samples of all their fabric choices, which was really nice.  I really like all of their fabrics except for one, which is the basic combed cotton.  It just felt inexpensive, a little scratchy, and reminded me of some of the cottons at JoAnn, so keep that in mind if you are wanting to save a little when purchasing from Spoonflower.  There's a big difference between their basic and Kona, so spending a little extra can go a long way.

Here are few peeks into their workspace.

Lobby


 One of the twenty printers at Spoonflower.


Gift wrap coming soon.


Printed fabrics ready to be shipped.


Cutting stations


I am so glad I got to go behind the scenes at Spoonflower.

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I picked up a few extra items for a small giveaway for one owen's olivia reader.



This giveaway includes:

  • One Christmas tree ornament ready for you to make
  • One bear ornament ready for you to make
  • One newly updated swatch book showcasing all the fabrics available at Spoonflower and includes a wallpaper and decal sample
  • One decal 
I made the bear ornament for my home and stuffed it with fabric scraps.  NO SEWING MACHINE IS REQUIRED.   All you need is a needle and thread to make these ornaments.


Just leave me a comment letting me know you'd like to win.

Other stuff:  This is open to anyone anywhere.  Giveaway closes this Thursday at midnight EST.  Winner will be chosen at random and announced this Friday.  Please make sure I can contact you or else a new winner will be selected.  Package will ship the following week.




Congratulations to Oh My Word!?!   I sent you an email.  Thank you to all who entered!


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44 comments:

  1. Love the fabric! What a fun place to visit!

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  2. Wow, I would love to visit that place! Winning would be fun too!

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  3. Wouldn't that be an awesome place to work?? Lucky you to be able to tour their facility. I would love to win that prize package!

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  4. I would love this! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  5. I love spoonflower! My first Triangle MQG meeting was at their old facility where they gave us a tour. I cant wait to see thier new facility some day.I love getting labels made by them. and of course fabirc...some is winding its way to me now, thanks to their bogo fq sale last week! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. **pick me, pick me**

    I would love to design my own fabric. What an awesome company and I had no idea it was in Durham area. Love reading your blog. Thanks for the daily posts.

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  7. This is an awesome giveaway! I've been looking for great fabrics and wallpaper to redo our guest room! I'd love to win! Melissabriggs@sbcglobal.net

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  8. I do love Spoonflower. I have yet to order from them, but maybe, your visit is just the push I needed. Thanks!

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  9. Pick me! I'd love to design my own fabric, now I just need to narrow down what it would be...

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  10. I would love to visit Spoonflower! Thanks for the peek inside!
    Great giveaway!

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  11. How exciting! So cool that you got to tour their facility! I'd love to win too!

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  12. i'd love to win! and that sounds like a fun tour to go on!

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  13. I would love to win! As a beginner, I love your advice about fabric and thread. Thats actually how I stumbled on your blog in the first place. So, thanks!

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  14. I am so happy for you that you got to go on this, looks like an awesome place! Oh and I'd love to win! -jess

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  15. Spoonflower looks an amazing place - I love creative spaces. I would like to enter your giveaway, please.
    Emma

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  16. Really an interesting post -- thanks for sharing your tour with us! Thank you also for the helpful hint about the fabrics. I've always gotten the Kona but have often wondered about the less expensive fabric option. :)

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  17. I love seeing inside places like this - thanks for sharing. Such a cute tree decoration too! thanks for the giveaway

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  18. would love to win - their stuff is so cute!

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  19. That is fun!! I imagine it's very inspirational too!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. What a cool place! I bet you left with lots of inspiration!

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  21. Such a cool concept, and what a treat to tour the place- looks very cool!

    xo Lilly

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  22. I would love to feel the fabric samples. I've never actually ordered anything from spoonflower, but I have played around on the site before.

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  23. I would love to visit Spoonflower! It sounds like so much fun!

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  24. Thanks for showing us around. I would love to win this giveaway, thanks for the chance.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  25. Oh wow! What fun that had to be to tour Spoonflowers! Love the uniqueness of all of their fabrics. I just love the pillows. Yes, I would love to win.

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  26. How cool! I am a Durhamite too and it's so fun to hear about local buisinesses!. Would love to win some goodies from Spoonflower! AStew84@gmail.com
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. I would like to win, just once

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  28. Oh that would be a dream job for me too. We are up here in the northeast recovering from Sandy and getting ready for a Noreaster, so any positive thing that could come my way would be greatly appreciated.

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  29. Such a lovely tour around the backstage pf fabric printing company.. I love spoonflower an would love to win those goodies.. I wish one day I get to pri nt my own fabric with them too. Just need courage to deaign one..lol..

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  30. I would love to win. Thank you!

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  31. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win. My best friend and children's Godmother lives in G'boro so I'll have to check out Spoonflower next time I'm up that way.

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  32. Ok, you are one lucky lady! I would love to visit Spoonflower...just neato. Thanks for the peak behind the scenes.

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  33. Thanks for the tour and the giveaway! I would love to visit Spoonflower. That is so great that you were able to tour their facilities!

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  34. It would be so fun to visit Spoonflower! And yes, I'd love to win.

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  35. Cute giveaway! Just found your blog. So sweet!

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  36. This is a fabulous giveaway! I hope it's still thursday! :)

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  37. so excited... my design is in the Gift Wrap photo...first time
    i've seen my Spoonflower design as gift warp...YAHOOO!!!
    Nancy...thanks so much for posting!!!

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    1. that would be gift wrap...not gift warp....got myself
      all worked up...LOL

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  38. Hi! That's my car in the window reflection in your second photo. How funny. The Spoonflower tour was really neat. I can't wait to take a class in the Greenhouse space.

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