Friday 24 June 2011

An interview with a new fabric designer...

I noticed that Spoonflower were having a design comp for kids under 12 so I told Ebi-kun and asked him if he was interested in designing something. Of course he was and off he went. When he finished I asked him a few questions about his design.

Jo: So, Ebi-kun what is the theme for your fabric design?
Ebi-Kun : Dinosaurs, I thought about robots too but dinosaurs are cooler.
Jo: Can you tell me about your design?
Ebi-Kun: All the boys in my class like T-rex the best but I like saichania because he has armour and a cool tail and if he had a fight with T-rex he would win. Unless a meteorite fell down then they would both die. When saichania lived there were lots of volcanoes so I drew lots of red dots for exploding lava, the green is for leaves and plants, saichania was a herbivore.

Jo: Very inspiring, if people buy your fabric, what do you think would be good to make with it?
Ebi-kun: I would make a bag, that would be very cool and now it is getting very hot so shorts would be good too and a nice sun hat.
Jo: Thank you for your time, do you have anything else to add for the blog readers?
Ebi-kun: Vote for me pleeeeaaaaaaasssssssseeeeee *collapsed into a a fit of giggles*

If you would like to vote for Ebi-kun's fabric click HERE. About 8 designs are shown per page, when you click on the design you like it will have a green box around it, at the bottom of the page click through to the next page until you get to the end, the final page will tell you which fabrics you voted for. The rules for this competition is that the image is hand drawn then scanned and has minimal adult intervention, I could have had a field day 'improving' Ebi-kun's design but we stuck to the rules and other than scaling it to make it into a repeat I didn't do anything else to it.

Shhh don't tell anyone but I ordered some fabric so I can make him something for his birthday, it's a secret.


  1. It's lovely! I love the way it stripes when repeated. I just voted. (I also couldn't resist voting for the bees and the lizards, hope that doesn't spoil Ebi Kun's chances.....)

  2. I have cast my vote - good luck x ( I even resisted voting for Fabric for Grandma, just for Ebi-kun!).


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