First, real quick, it’s American Thanksgiving week, which means I have some sales to tell you about! The gift-a-long discount continues on through Friday (black friday) so you can still use that code to get 25% off 20 of my patterns (see the Gift-a-Long bundle here for details).
And then I’ll be having an ebook sale on Cyber Monday! On Monday ONLY (midnight to midnight US west coast time), use coupon code cyber2015 to get 25% off Coloring Book and all 3 of my Adventure Knitting ebooks! That’ll work on ravelry or on my website (I’ll be adding the coupon code info to those places on Monday). It’s kind of an insane deal since the ebooks are already great deals to begin with… but eh, I just impulsively decided to do it for one day only, so there it is! Happy holiday season!
Lastly for sale stuff – I’m about to show you a bunch of new things that are available through other websites (not directly through me), and those websites will be having sales throughout this sale-holiday weekend. So I will be tweeting about sales Friday-Monday as I learn about them, and the sites’ homepages will probably say sale info. Right now, Society6 is already doing sitewide free shipping through December 14th!
Brand new leethal thing! You can now get some of the stitch patterns I’ve designed printed onto stuff! So far there are 6 patterns that I’ve converted into seamless tiling designs; you can get all the patterns printed onto a ton of different things.
I’ve made a page on leethal.net (you can also get to it from the top of the blog, under “shop”) where you can see what’s available on which sites, and see all the patterns. You can get fabric (also wallpaper and giftwrap) on Spoonflower, and fun stuff on Redbubble and Society6.
The 6 designs I have available now are (left to right, below): Siskiyou trees (2 different trees) in Knitted Wit yarn, Haka cables in Knit Picks wool, Adventure Knitting 3 forest sloth lines in Jill Draper yarn, Flying V’s colorwork in 5 colors of Knit Picks wool, Adventure Knitting 3 lake axolotl textured zig-zags in Anzula yarn, and Mikkey slip-stitch pattern in bulky neon yarn by SpaceCadet. (Links are to the ravelry pages so you can see yarn info and stuff.)
I put all the tiling patterns up on my wallpapers page so you can download them to use as desktop/phone wallpaper backgrounds. The tiling jpgs have credit text on them, but they are pretty large so they won’t repeat many times, and if you use them as a phone wallpaper that text shouldn’t show at all. They look cool as home screen backgrounds – I have the Siskiyou trees as mine right now!
Redbubble and Society6 have lots of the same stuff (greeting cards, mugs, phone cases, pillow cases, tote bags…) but sometimes I made it so things are printed differently on the 2 sites, like the pillows and tote bags are all printed so the stitches are bigger on Redbubble, smaller on Society6, and sometimes the mugs and other things are different too.
I did a bunch of research to make sure the quality of everything seems good. A couple of things that got not-great feedback from multiple people (or that I didn’t like the look of) I did not make available, so everything that is available should hopefully be good quality. Everything pictured here is what I ordered for myself to check it out – it’s all great! A couple of patterns printed a bit dark on some items, so I’ve lightened them up a little. I got the large (15oz) mug from Society6, so that’s why it looks extra big, it is!
The pillow was especially pleasing – it’s a really nice, thick, canvas-y kind of fabric and the printed pattern looks fantastic on it! I got the Society6 pillow, but I think the Redbubble pillows are basically the same, and I believe the tote bags are printed on the same kind of fabric, so they will be equally good-looking. (I got the smallest size, just the case; I got a cheapo pillow at Ikea and it fits perfectly.)
The spiral notebook is cool – I got lined pages, but you can also choose graph paper if you want (awesome!) and there’s a pocket in the back; the cover is card stock (not hardcover) but it seems pretty nice, and the price is relatively low on the spiral notebooks, so yay for that! There are hardcover journals too, for a fancier option.
And then I got all 6 patterns printed onto Redbubble cards – some greeting cards, some postcards. Good quality, prints look excellent, greeting cards include brown paper envelopes, and they all have my name as the artist on the back, so that was a neat surprise. Redbubble has these 4×6″ cards, plus 5×7.5″ greeting cards, all available individually; Society6 only offers 5×7″ stationery cards in sets of 3, 5, or 10, not individually, but a better deal if you want 5 or 10 cards. The Siskiyou trees would make a great holiday card!
And then, Spoonflower! They have a ton of different fabric types – I got these test swatches on the Cotton Poplin and it looks great. A couple of the patterns (Haka cables and Flying V’s) printed too dark, so I’ve lightened them up a bit.
I sewed the 8×8″ swatches into little mini project bags – they don’t fit much, but they are so cute!
If you use a fabric of one of my patterns to sew something, I would LOVE to see it! Please comment here, or tag me on instagram or twitter :) And if you REALLY love any of these patterns, you can cover a wall with them – I love looking that the wallpaper previews, they look so cool!
I had so much fun making all this stuff – I’m really hoping it sells a bit just so I’ll get to make more designs in the future! I have lots of ideas for more, including other design ideas besides tiling patterns, and if there are any of my patterns that you would love to have printed on stuff, let me know and maybe I’ll include them in the next batch! I want to do a batch of handspun/hand-dyed fabrics, and I want to do some bigger, non-repeating knit design images, and there are more ideas rolling around in my head that can be a surprise…