We're big fans of the style of design known as toile de Jouy, popularized in the 18th century, which looks great on both fabric and wallpaper. What we like best about toiles is that, while they come across as classical from an aesthetic perspective, the content of the designs themselves offers a ripe target for modern commentary. For this contest, we asked designers to come up with a murder-mystery-themed toile de Jouy. The winner is Italian designer <a href="http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/chicca_besso" target="new">Chicca Besso</a>'s "Who Poisoned the Roses?" Congratulations to her and to the rest of the wonderful top ten!
From scarabs to ladybugs, this week's contest is all about celebrating beetles. Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.
This week we're celebrating our communities by sharing scenes from our neighborhoods: the architecture, the people, or the flora and fauna. Designs should be black and white only and done in a hand-drawn style (although digital manipulation is fair game). Take a walk with your sketchbook, draw some doodles, and share! Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, August 26th, 2014.
Show your local library some love with this week's theme. We're celebrating books, libraries, and librarians. Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014.
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .