This contest challenge required designers to create Toile de Jouy fabrics inspired by the histories of the places where they live. The top ten offer a world tour as well as a set of mini-history lessons, with toiles de Brooklyn (NY), Chattanooga (TN), Haarlemmermeer (Netherlands), Paris, Tilba (Australia), Le Roy (NY), Riverside (CA), and Yosano (Japan). For the second week in a row, however, the winner is a Belgian designer. Cally, of Forest&Sea, won the most votes with her fascinating "Medieval Woodcut" toile depicting Brugge, Belgium. Lovely work! Read more about Toiles de Brugge & Brooklyn, Chattanooga, Haarlemmermeer, Paris, Tilba, Le Roy, Riverside, and Yosano.
This is a color limited contest for 'Mod' designs (as in: designs influenced by the modernist subculture of the late 1950s and early 1960s) intended for wallpaper. Designs entered into this contest can use no more than three colors (with black or white as a possible 4th color). Previews will be shown at the fat quarter fabric size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
Where we live, spring nights tend to turn into joyous and noisy frog parties. To celebrate our amorous little friends, this week's theme is fabric designs featuring frogs. Previews will be show at a swatch size (8" x 8"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
This is the final round of the 2013 Fabric8 Contest. Each finalist will submit a four-fabric collection. Fabric8 is an annual contest to discover eight bold, modern fabric collections from designers the world has yet to hear from. The ultimate winner of the contest will receive a chance to release a collection through Robert Kaufman. See the contest home page for details and rules. Voting begins June 6th.
In honor of the many edible pleasures that arrive alongside the warm season everywhere, this week we want designers to create fabric designs celebrating farmers' markets. Previews will be shown at the fat quarter fabric size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, June 11, 2013 (after the Fabric8 final round).
With summer solstice arriving on June 21, we decided to make this contest all about fabric designs inspired by Shakespeare's play, Midsummer Night's Dream. All designs submitted must use a restricted palette (visible here). Previews will be shown at the fat quarter fabric size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .