Spoonflower Handbook Master Class: Spring 2018 TBA

masterclassSpring Dates: TBA

A three-day intensive workshop presented by The Spoonflower Handbook co-author Becka Rahn and held at Spoonflower HQ in Durham, NC.

About the Workshop

The focus of this workshop will be an introduction to working with Adobe Photoshop (Fall) or Adobe Illustrator (Spring) as a fabric design tool. We will spend 2+ intense days getting to know the tools in each software to make seamless repeats, layers and more. Several of our class exercises will build on concepts presented in The Spoonflower Handbook, taking these projects “beyond the book” with more advanced tools and skills, as well as one-on-one instruction.

For this class, you do not need drawing or painting skills; no experience with Photoshop, Illustrator or fabric design is necessary, although you should be familiar with the Spoonflower site and comfortable with basic computer functions.

Class schedule

Friday 5 – 8 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

Sunday 9 am – 4 pm

There is a class dinner on Saturday night with a short walking tour of downtown Durham. We will provide a bus to transport everyone to and from this event. (This event is optional, but is included with the class.) All other class events are held at Spoonflower. Directions and details will be provided to students after registration.

Cost & Supplies

Price for the workshop: $575 per person

Your class fee will include:

  • 4 meals including dinner Friday & Saturday and lunches Saturday & Sunday (vegetarian & gluten free options available.)
  • Coffee, drinks & snacks throughout the workshop
  • A thumbdrive pre-loaded with practice files, resources, handouts
  • A Spoonflower Color Map
  • The Spoonflower Handbook
  • One yard of fabric (sent to you after class)
  • Behind the scenes tour of Spoonflower
  • 20 hours of hands-on class time

You will need to provide:

  • A laptop & mouse.
  • Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator (if you don’t want to commit to a full year membership, a 1 month subscription is $20) version CC strongly recommended, you cannot use versions older than CS5
  • You should be comfortable with basic computer functions: copy and paste, opening & saving files, navigating the internet.  You should be familiar with the Spoonflower site.  You do not need to have experience specifically with Adobe Photoshop, but a little experience with a basic photo editing/graphics program is helpful (Photoshop, PicMonkey, Gimp, etc)
  • Workshop does not include lodging or transportation to and from Durham, NC.  We are working with local hotels for special rates for this workshop. Details will be provided at registration.  If you are interested in sharing a room, indicate this on your registration form and we will help connect you with other students who are interested in sharing.  Breakfast is provided by the hotel or on your own.


 Notes about Registration

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Add your name here. (I will only email you with class notifications, no spam.)

Your registration will be handled by Becka Rahn, class instructor. All communication/invoices about the class will come from her.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Becka Rahn at beckarahn {at} gmail . com or by filling out the contact form here.

This is seriously the best class I have ever taken. Tons of great information presented clearly and enthusiastically. Inspiration everywhere from Becka and Spoonflower! — A student from the first Master Class.

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