More Fabric Designs

This was my entry for last week's Spoonflower contest. The challenge was cut paper, and I spent a lot of time on a design that looked truly terrible when I put it in repeat. On Tuesday night (fabrics show up on Thursdays, but the deadline is always on...yes...Tuesday) I scrapped the whole thing and played around until I came up with this:

The contest is over now, but I placed 10th (out of 106 entries) with 331 votes!

This week's challenge theme was "desert." (I double checked--twice--to make sure it wasn't "dessert.") I wanted a bright yellow fabric, without a doubt, and something with some open space and texture. I drew a bit of inspiration from Japanese novelty prints; there are a bunch that have a little vignette surrounded by a very subtle repeat. As my subject, I chose the cutest desert creature possible.

This is my kangaroo rat fabric. Josh informed me that the kangaroo rat plays a big part in Dune, so this pattern is called "Muad'Dib Noms Some Seeds."

If you are inclined, you can vote for the desert fabric designs here. I'm going to do my best to keep posting my entries and results here and on Facebook. This has been a great way to keep my creative juices flowing, and I'm going to do my best to keep up with it!


Make Me a Star!

Well, you don't have to...

I've decided to start entering Spoonflower's Fabric of the Week contests as a way to explore textile design and "get into the mix." Here's my entry for this week:

(It's called "Yellow Check, Please" and my user name is, creatively, eloisenarrigan.)

And here's a link to the Spoonflower blog. If you feel so moved, you can click on that grid of fabrick designs (or scroll down a tiny bit and click the link that says "VOTE FOR SUMMER FLOWER FABRICS") and vote for all the (restricted palette!) patterns that tickle your fancy. You can only vote once per computer, so don't feel obligated to sit there all day clicking just for me.

Now, onward, to more textile design!