Types of Workshops

1.  Submit a workshop proposal. Click here to get started. Within 2 weeks of 
     submitting your proposal, Spoonflower will contact you by email to let you 
     know if your workshop has been accepted and discuss logistics like size, 
     teaching fees and class materials.

2.  Prep the workshop. Spoonflower will work directly with you to supply any 
     necessary Spoonflower materials to outfit the workshop.

3.  Promote the workshop. Once your workshop date and logistics are finalized, it's
     time to shout it from the rooftops! Spoonflower will help you promote the 
     workshop via our marketing channels.

4.  Teach your workshop! Be sure to take photos or videos of all the fun you're 
     having during class so we can share with the Spoonflower community.

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How it Works

“One of my favorite things about teaching is gathering together a group of people that all share a passion for something and pushing them to take the next step.”

- Becka Rahn, 
Spoonflower designer, author and Spoonflower Handbook Master Class instructor

“We hosted five students from the Wichita area, most with minimal former art & design experience, but all with the dream of one day designing their own fabric. I was amazed at the designs they had come up with, despite all claiming they hadn’t drawn much before.” 

- Leah Gaeddert, 
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What type of workshops do you accept? 
We’re currently looking for sewing, crafting and design workshops incorporating Spoonflower fabric, wallpaper or gift wrap. If your class uses Spoonflower products, but doesn’t fall into these three categories, that’s OK! We still want to hear from you. 

How long should a workshop be?
Different workshops will require different amounts of time and we are interested in supporting workshops of all lengths. Whether it’s a 1-hour design presentation at a conference or a weekend sewing workshop, we’re open to your suggestions. 

Where can I host a Spoonflower Workshop?
The options are endless, but we suggest hosting a workshop in one of the following locations: your studio, local craft and sewing stores, conferences, a brewery or winery, independent clothing stores, etc.

What supplies will Spoonflower provide?
Magazines, sample packs, “Who We Are” info cards, a unique class promo code for a future order, stickers and pins–because who doesn’t love swag? Spoonflower will work with each instructor to determine additional materials needed for the workshop. 

FAQs

Where will students sign-up for classes? 
Class sign-ups will be hosted on Spoonflower.

How far in advance should I submit my workshop proposal?
Please submit your proposal at least 6 weeks prior to your anticipated workshop date.

What are instructor expectations? 
Spoonflower workshop instructors are expected to create a fun, hands-on learning environment for their students through the use of Spoonflower products. Instructors will be expected to share class photos on social media. 

Can I do a workshop with Spoonflower’s sister brands, Roostery and Sprout Patterns? 
Yes! If you’d like to use Sprout Patterns and Roostery products in your workshop, please include this in your class proposal. 

Will I be compensated for teaching a workshop? 
Yes! When submitting your workshop proposal, please include your estimated teaching fees. Teacher fees will be finalized once the class has been accepted and will be factored in when determining the class fee. 

“I started by demonstrating the repeat patternmaking...they were all surprised at how simple the technique actually was, so I set them off with the challenge to create their own collection of repeat pattern designs by the end of the class.”

- Zeena Shah, 
Illustrator, designer and author

Ready to start teaching? Send us your proposal today!

We invite you to share your passion for design and DIY with the Spoonflower community by teaching a hands-on workshop. Whether it’s leading a sewing workshop featuring your favorite Spoonflower fabrics or teaching how to create seamless repeats at a conference, we want to support you! 

Teach a Spoonflower Workshop

Previously Taught Workshops

Get Started

1.  Submit a workshop proposal. Click here to get started. Within 2 weeks of submitting your proposal, Spoonflower will contact you by email to let you know if your workshop has been accepted and discuss logistics like size, teaching fees and class materials.

2.  Prep the workshop. Spoonflower will work directly with you to supply any
necessary materials to supplement the workshop.

3.  Promote the workshop. Once your workshop date and logistics are finalized, it's time to shout it from the rooftops! Spoonflower will help you promote the  workshop via our marketing channels.

4.  Teach your workshop! Be sure to take photos or videos of all the fun you're
 having during class so we can share with the Spoonflower community.