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trending If you have a smart phone or digital camera, you now have a way to transfer your favorite image onto fabric. With software like Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, manipulate the image. From there, it’s just a short leap to tea towels with your grandma’s favorite recipe printed on them, to scarves with images of local beach finds or wall hang-ings covered with old maps of Wilmington. All this is done by way of Spoonflower.com, a site for cre-ative people who want to test a fabric design or a product in small quantities or for hobbyists who want to make unique textiles, wallpaper designs or gift wrap. “Anything you can scan, you can print on fabric,” says hobbyist Margaret Vanderford of Wilmington. Vanderford recently used Durham-based Spoonflower to turn family recipes into tea towels, a process she found on the company’s blog. Before Spoonflower came along in 2008, there was no way for lovers of textiles to turn images into fabric without breaking the bank. Textile Tech Fabric Fantastic By STEPHANIE ROSE MILLER Photography by ALLISON POTTER Margaret Turner Designs’ beach-inspired cotton voile scarves are draped from a tree in the New Hanover County Arboretum. Scarves shown here are from a personal collection and The Fisherman’s Wife. 15 www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM


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