New fabric contest themes: birds (palette-restricted) and toile de jouy
We're not giving you much lead time on either of these (pressure kicks your creativity into high gear, right!), but we've got two new themes for the Fabric Of the Week contest ready to go. The first is another color-restricted theme, and the other is something new for us -- a spin on a traditional textile design form called a toile.Birds: Using the specified palette [download as an aco file or Download as an HTML file], create a fabric design using birds as the design motif. Deadline is Monday, January 4, 2009, at noon EST. The entry form is HERE.
Toile de Jouy: A toile is an 18th-century French style of textile design consisting of "a repeated pattern depicting a fairly complex scene, generally of a pastoral theme such as (for example) a couple having a picnic by a lake. Toiles also often consist of an arrangement of flowers." [Wikipedia] These designs usually use a very restricted color palette -- white or off-white background and a foreground using a single, dark color such as black, dark red, blue, green, brown or magenta. Deadline is Monday, January 11, 2009, at noon EST. For examples, Google is always handy. The entry form is HERE.
Full rules and Q&A for our contests can be found here.