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African-inspired Designs

Spoonflower Design Challenge: February 20, 2013

Inspired by Black History Month and the long, rich history of textile design in Africa, this week we asked competing designers to create African-inspired fabrics. The contest was full of beautiful, colorful designs. Below you'll see the top ten, headed up by a design from first-time winner <a href="http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/molipop">Molipop</a>, titled "Inspiration Africa." Congratulations to all!

Vote in this week's contest:

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Upcoming contests

Steampunk valentine

We’re teaming up with Urban Threads to present our Steampunk Valentine Design Challenge! Create a fabric design from which a lovely Steampunk Valentine’s themed embroidery pattern can be adapted by Urban Threads. We’re not designing embroidery patterns to be stitched in this contest, but patterns with a Steampunk Valentine theme that can be adapted to have accompanying embroidery elements. See full details on the blog and the Designing for Embroidery Style Guide for more details. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, February 5, 2015.

Ditsy sheep

To celebrate the Year of the Sheep and the Chinese New Year, this week's contest challenge is to design sheep fabrics using a ditsy style, or scattered, small-scale, non-directional repeat. Previews will be shown at the scale of a swatch (8" x 8"). Entries close on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015.

Mythical creature plushie pattern

Create a cut-&-sew pattern to make a plush mythical creature toy. The sewing pattern, with instructions, should fit on a fat quarter of linen-cotton canvas (27" x 18"). Contest will close for entries on February 17, 2015. Voting opens Thursday, February 19th.

Cubist cats

Celebrate our feline friends with cubist-style cat designs! Create a true work of modern art with your Cubist Cat-themed design. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, February 24th. Voting will open on Thursday, February 26th.

Coral, mint, black and white

We just love coral, mint, black, and white all together in designs! This week's challenge calls for you to create a design using all four colors in this restricted palette, (visible on the blog here: http://blog.spoonflower.com/upcoming-spoonflower-contests.html), no less, no more. Previews will be shown at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. Voting opens Thursday, March 5th.


Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .

Top 10 African-inspired Designs

inspiration africa
1. inspiration africa
Oba Zinc
2. Oba Zinc
African Julie's Fabric
3. African Julie's Fabric
Flora Africa Protea
4. Flora Africa Protea
Strong
5. Strong
africanbirds
6. africanbirds
AMBOSELI  KENYA ELEPHANT PARADE
7. AMBOSELI KENYA ELEPHANT ...
African Tribal
8. African Tribal
Africa
9. Africa
tribal lace doodle pattern
10. tribal lace doodle pattern


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