I began lfntextiles to write about my ribbon designs and later added comments about my other commercial work for companies such as Renaissance Ribbons, Land of Nod, Crate & Barrel, and Monticello's shop. I would like now to expand into the full creative process that happens in the design half of my studio (I have, at one end of my lovely large space, a room reserved solely for weaving; at the otherend is the room with the computer, the phone, the printers, the sewing and layout table: basically all of my other activities!).
|Conservatory Bedding by LFN Textiles for Land of Nod, summer 2012|
|Palampore Leslie by LFN Textiles, available at Spoonflower|
But -- being mainly an independent studio artist -- I like to have my own way once in a while. So I design my fabrics, sometimes get them printed, and sometimes offer the good ones for sale online at Spoonflower. I am gradually picking up a base of followers who "like" and even purchase fabric with my designs, for which Spoonflower pays me a very nice royalty. Not a bad way to go! And so I am beginning to take this aspect much more seriously as a potential public portfolio and income stream.
|"Bahia" by LFN Textiles for Crate & Barrel, used on apron & oven mitt|
|"Bahia" in color by LFN Textiles, available at Spoonflower|
all designs copyright Laura Foster Nicholson, 2000-2012. All rights reserved.