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Tuesday
Feb092010

Announcing Heather Ross (me) for Spoonflower!

In just a few days, some of my long out of print fabric designs will be available through the magic of Spoonflower. We have been working hard these past few weeks to bring new life (and new colors!) to some of my earliest work and can't wait to show them to you.

I am especially thrilled that these prints will now be available on such a great selection of fabrics, including jersey, bamboo/cotton/rayon, a cotton/linen blend, an organic knit, and a quilting weight cotton. I also think its pretty great that there won't be a limit on whats available, and that anyone who wants some can have some.

First up are my little gnomes, who I have really missed. I think they look particularly dashing in purple. There is also another colorway, a lovely springy green and pink. Print groups will be available for ordering for a limited time, but not too limited. Our first batch of gnomes, for example, will be available for thirty days. After that, another re-issue will take their place. Next up? We'll see... Most likely something else from Lightning Bugs. I won't be attempting to match the original colors, Its too much fun to come up with new combinations anyway.

And yes, of course, these fabrics will be a little different than the lovely and perfect japanese fabrics that Kokka and I are so proud to continue to collaborate on, but thats sort of the point. This is about finding new ways, new formulas, new technologies, and new resources in a field that is changing every day, and I am very proud to be a part of that. The more we invest in this new technology as designers and sewists, the more finely tuned (and affordable) it becomes, and the more it can do for us in return.

I'll be adding updates and posting my collections for Spoonflower over here, and will let you know as soon as it launches! We are just nailing down a few final details, but it should be just a matter of days...

Meantime, let me know what you think, and which prints you would like to see come back!

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This is so cool, though i do think you're trying to ruin me financially! I might need to sell my husband to afford all these amazing fabrics that are coming out! I wonder how much i would get for him...hmmm.....

I would love to see a new printing of the beach fabric and seagull fabric from lightning bugs, and of course the campers in a purple colourway, and summer dance...on purple or pink!!!!

Can't wait for the new FFA collection either, Rupunzel looks GORGEOUS!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSophie

How exciting!
I don't know about anyone else, but I would love to see the dream bikes come back.

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

Beyond excited - that's what I think! How amazing for you - and us too :-)
Love the new colors and of course the gnomes and mushrooms are two of my favorites! Yeah!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

wonderful! i am so excited!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternettie

OMG a purple I can finally get behind! =D Beach would be awesome to see again! Soooo excited!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Wow! So exciting! Thank you for reissuing our old favorites.

We'd love to see the mushrooms, birthday party girl, bikes, day at the museum etc etc etc!

Thank you

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

It's so wonderful that you're embracing different fabric routes - it means a lot that you're so considerate of your fans! Please keep the good news coming...

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBear

My jaw just dropped! And I thought I was excited about your new fabrics. No more scrounging! Yippee!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Oh happy happy!
I can't wait for the mushrooms and gnomes, would love to see anyting beachy, too.

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstrikkelise

whoopee!!! that about covers it! :)

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterannri

Wow, this is so exciting! There's been so much talk in blogland and on flickr about what you meant in your previous post when you hinted at some of your old lines becoming available. I love the swatches above, especially the gnomes and mushrooms in purple. Thank you sooooooo much for listening to all your fans and bringing back these gorgeous designs. I'm really looking forward to FFA2 as well, you really are keeping us all broke, but very happy!!! :-)

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

hmm...i would love for you to bring back EVERY print that you have ever done! Really though...these are fantastic and I will definitely be ordering a bundle as soon as possible!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine C.

Purple is good, gnomes are great, so Purple Gnomes = Fantastic!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Michelle~

OMG! That is awesome!!! I would love to see the yoga girls come back!! Oh and maybe the ....well any Munki Munki!!! Can't wait to see them at spoonflower!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCara

purple gnomes! oh boy, so wonderfully exciting...
thank you HR and SF :)

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterregina

Yay for more gnomes! Also, I'd love to get my mitts on some VW Vans!

I'm so excited! And I'm really glad you pointed out that there's no limit on availability, because now I won't have to stay up all night, staking out the Internet in the manner of a tween queuing for the New Kids on the Block.

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatieC

I would love to see the Vw Bus fabric come back. We are buying a '63 Camper next week and are planning on doing a full resto. That fabric is my absolute favorite and I missed it when it came out the first time and have been coveting it ever since.

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMKissa

I'm with Sophie, this is financial ruin for me!!


My favorite print of all time was Calypso...at least I think that's what it was called. It was a beautiful tealish blue with seahorses and octopi and girls swimming. I think part of the appeal was the colors, but most of it were those little octopus. I'm so in love with them.

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I love the colors. It's so exciting to have those prints available again. Thank you for finding a way to bring them back.

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEma

This is fabulous! I am so excited for the new colorways. And for these prints on jersey and other fabrics.
Hooray!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJane

unbelievable! i think i love these more than the old ones! thank you heather once again! i cannot wait and my husband is already hoarding the credit card...

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterleslie

This is just terrific news!

mary

I am beyond excited!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDorrie

Oh my god, there goes the ENTIRE tax refund. Once again, broke on account of Heather Ross. Really, I should take some responsibility, but I don't, I blame YOU!!!! Stop with the fabric, JUST STOP!!!! AAAAAHHHHHAAAAAHHHHaaaaa

Pink gnomes and mushies! I'm tearing up, literally about to actually cry!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRaven

I am absolutely thrilled, and I know many others are too!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer little

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