October 12, 2010

Textiel Weekend workshop fun

Category News, Parametric Design, Repper, workshop — Tags: , , , , , , , — studioludens @ 12:36 pm

A week ago, we had a fun and rewarding weekend doing workshops at the TextielMuseum. There were two workshops powered by us: design your own sustainable packaging and design your own fabric design.

At the lasercutter, people could use Magic Box (our parametric design tool) to create there own packaging. We used a humble material -corrugated cardboard- and turned it into something precious, worth giving and worth keeping.

Repper pattern on the surface. The flames of burning cartboard were mesmerizing to all of us.

Girl mesmerized by the laser

The magic of technology revealed

Busy designing boxes

Designing boxes with Harry, Magic Box master

A finished box

A “bon-bon” box design by one of the participants

At another location in the TextielLab was a workshop making textile designs with Repper Pro. People could take a photo of anything, turn it into a pattern and print it on cotton. We don’t have the photos yet, but when you got the results, we’ll share them here on our blog!

We were featured on Brabant10, as part of the coverage of the Textiel Weekend. Check out the below video for our 5 minutes of fame on Brabant television:

May 12, 2010

How-to: Print your patterns on fabric

Category Creativity, Repper, ideas, products — Tags: , , , , , , — studioludens @ 3:25 pm

We find patterns everywhere around us. One place where you can’t go without some good ol’ pattern-making is fashion design. So what if you made a lovely pattern and you’d like to get it printed on textile? Meet our friends at Spoonflower!

spoonflower logo

Spoonflower is able to print any design you make with Repper. They have a variety of fabrics, including regular and organic cotton, linen-cotton and even exotics like bamboo-cotton. Prices range from 18 to 32 USD per yard (for metric-minded people: that’s about a square meter), with discount if you are the designer of the pattern.

Below is one of our own patterns printed on linen, looking pretty good. This test-print was made at the Textile Museum in Tilburg, NL.

B&W pattern on synethic linen

We hope you feel inspired to use all those pretty patterns and turn them into haute-couture! Send us a photo with your patterned dress/shirt/pants and we will feature you on our blog.

Be sure to keep an eye on our blog, because there is more info & tips coming up for pattern-making fashion fans.