Want Free Shipping Every Day? Learn How.

Hamburger5

cart
ants: did someone say picnic? fabric by sef on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Preview scale: 8.0 x 8.0 inches.

by sef

Design Scale Options:

Repeat
Basic_off BASIC
Half_off HALF-DROP
Brick_off HALF-BRICK
Center_off CENTER
Mirror_off MIRROR
Design Size Change DPI
Smaller Bigger
6.00in x 6.00in, 200 pixels/inch,

1. Choose Fabric
Carrot_white
Knit
Modern Jersey ($26.50/yd)
Cotton Spandex Jersey ($26.75/yd)
Minky ($27.00/yd)
Organic Cotton Knit Ultra ($27.00/yd)
Fleece ($27.00/yd)
Woven
Basic Cotton Ultra ($17.50/yd)
Satin ($18.00/yd)
Kona® Cotton Ultra ($19.00/yd)
Cotton Poplin Ultra ($20.00/yd)
Poly Crepe de Chine ($23.00/yd)
Silky Faille ($24.00/yd)
Organic Cotton Sateen Ultra ($27.00/yd)
Linen Cotton Canvas Ultra ($27.00/yd)
Eco Canvas ($32.00/yd)
Heavy Cotton Twill ($32.00/yd)
Faux Suede ($34.00/yd)
Silk Crepe de Chine ($38.00/yd)
Performance
Performance Piqué ($20.00/yd)
Performance Knit ($24.00/yd)
Sport Lycra ($32.00/yd)
2. Choose Amount
Quantity must be a whole number!
QTY
Carrot_white
Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (30" x 18")
Yards (60" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (21" x 18")
Yards (42" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (21" x 18")
Yards (42" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (27" x 18")
Yards (54" width)
Carrot_white
Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (21" x 18")
Yards (42" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (21" x 18")
Yards (42" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (21" x 18")
Yards (42" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (28" x 18")
Yards (56" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (21" x 18")
Yards (42" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (26" x 18")
Yards (52" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (21" x 18")
Yards (42" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (27" x 18")
Yards (54" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (28" x 18")
Yards (56" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (28" x 18")
Yards (56" width)
Carrot_white
Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (30" x 18")
Yards (60" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (28" x 18")
Yards (56" width)
Carrot_white
Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (27" x 18")
Yards (54" width)
Carrot_white
Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (28" x 18")
Yards (56" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (28" x 18")
Yards (56" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (27" x 18")
Yards (54" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (28" x 18")
Yards (56" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (27" x 18")
Yards (54" width)
Carrot_white
Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (27" x 18")
Yards (54" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (28" x 18")
Yards (56" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (28" x 18")
Yards (56" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (29" x 18")
Yards (58" width)
Carrot_white
Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (29" x 18")
Yards (58" width)
Carrot_white
Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (28" x 18")
Yards (56" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (29" x 18")
Yards (58" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (27" x 18")
Yards (54" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (27" x 18")
Yards (54" width)
Carrot_white
Test Swatch (8" x 8")
Fat Quarter (21" x 18")
Yards (42" width)

1
1
1
1
Horizontal: 1
Vertical: 1
Total: $0.00
Discount
Decapod135rk_thumb

By SEF

Maths, science, computing and music specialist with side interests in dancing, font design, celtic knotwork etc

Visit this designer's shop

Description:

The ants are searching the whole picnic cloth in a methodical manner.

The ants are searching the whole picnic cloth in a methodical manner and have effectively become a part of the fabric of a picnic. The cloth itself is woven from individual threads like a tartan rather than being solid blocks of printed plaid (as should be visible in fabric swatch and small decal views). Currently displaying black garden ants, Lasius niger, on a red cloth. Other colours, stylings, sizes and orientations are available on request and you can even ask for a combination of several designs together.

See also:
Lasius flavus on blue
more tartan designs
more arthropods
more food and drink
design index

Log in or Sign up to add a comment.

whimzwh...

whimzwhirled says: Very clever design using the ants for lines.

Posted about 3 years ago.

ladyrattus

ladyrattus says: Great design. One of the things I love about your work in general is the sense of illusion and the skill you have creating a design which pulls the eye, pulls the focus into the design and back out again. I see the tartan, i see the ants, i see tartan, i see ants. I like this colourway the most too, and agree with others' comments... I can see it being used for some interesting things. Maybe chair pads for an outdoor setting? BBQ apron for fathers' day? lol

Posted about 3 years ago.

sef

sef says: Oops, my computer just glitched and then a comment had disappeared when the page came back. So it's possible I accidentally deleted it somehow. Sorry to the person whose comment that was if they didn't delete it themselves.

Posted about 3 years ago.

sef

sef says: I'm slightly boggled at the idea that it might be used for something. The creepiness must limit its appeal somewhat. If not an actual table or picnic cloth then perhaps men's pants / boxer shorts.

Posted about 3 years ago.

alfabesi

alfabesi says: Clever idea and funny. Your design is very appropriate and useful. Love it!

Posted about 3 years ago.

loopy_c...

loopy_canadian says: Just perfect.

Posted about 3 years ago.

amazinart

amazinart says: Clever, fun, and well executed! These ants are welcome!

Posted about 3 years ago.

sef

sef says: You got the point of this one exactly! The ants are part of the tartan-esque pattern.

Posted about 3 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: I love how perfectly organized your ant troops are, like another set of stripes on the cloth!

Posted about 3 years ago.

glimmer...

glimmericks says: I missed this earlier. Follow so many designers that a lot of stuff rolls off screen before I see it. Your ants marching in regular lines in relentless pursuit of food make for a pretty and useful design.

Posted about 3 years ago.

sef

sef says: I had some wasps planned too but suddenly this morning saw that Spellstone had done much the same thing in the same colour scheme! :-o <br/>I may still finish my version tomorrow anyway. Looking through the contest tag after entering suggests that many people have inevitably had the same ideas.

Posted about 3 years ago.

scifiwr...

scifiwritir says: so clever and cute! Fun witty fabric. Made me smile

Posted about 3 years ago.

Privacy Terms of Service Pro Terms of Service Seller Agreement

© 2008-2015 Spoonflower Inc