Happy Poetry (Fabric) Month! Vote for your favorite literary fabric designs

APR 21, 2011 updated May 30, 2016

Poetry collage 2

[Poetry month moves in from the left… The next Fabric Of the Week contest approaches from the right… They collide and fall together in a tangle]

"Hey, you got poetry on my fabric!"

"You got fabric all over my poetry!"

[pause to admire all 100 entries in this week's contest… Expressions of delight]

"Mmmmm, these look great!"

For this week's contest we tried an experiment [not quite on a par with the Civil Rights Toile contest, but still a bit of a stretch] and asked designers to come up with fabrics inspired by particular poems. We asked each entrant to list the poem and poet that inspired the design in the description of the fabric (which is accessible by link from each the contest previews). Was the experiment a success? You'll have to be the judge!


The participants this week are:

  1. The Hidden Paw (based on T.S. Eliot's "Macavity, the Mystery Cat") by ceanirminger 
  2. "Bear in There" poem by Shel Silverstein by yellowkitty 
  3. "Falling into the Flower" (poet: Donna Spector) by robinrice 
  4. "If they give you lined paper, write the other way." by mayabella 
  5. "Paris; this April Sunset" – Border Print by sarahwalden 
  6. 'In Flanders Fields' – John McCrae by sammyk 
  7. A Fine Day by mel_p 
  8. A Heaven in a Wild Flower by rhondadesigns 
  9. a poem as lovely as a tree by tairyland 
  10. an Owl with seven candies by shiny 
  11. Anne_Phillips_tileable_poem by celestemoon 
  12. APoetsLoveLetterToWords by grannynan 
  13. Apple_Blossoms by beebumble 
  14. Arise – (Please zoom for detail) by jmckinniss 
  15. ART_WORK_FROM_POEM_BY_TS_ELIOT-ed-ed by mailyn 
  16. Asi es cada mirada tuya ilumina mi vida by rupydetequila 
  17. Ask Me by kiwiandsteve 
  18. Before Tea – A. A. Milne – Click to see details by joybucket 
  19. BIG & LITTLE by stagemother 
  20. Blackbird by kdl 
  21. Broken Wings and Dreams by kkitwana 
  22. Cardinal in Tree by jmariewlkr 
  23. Comfort in The Giving Tree by tracydmc70 
  24. Corgi Fantasy by rusticcorgi 
  25. Creation by natbrynkids 
  26. Crimson Bloom by cricketswool 
  27. Cute and Colorful Monsters by ankepanke 
  28. De leeuw is los! (The lion is loose!) by irrimiri 
  29. drinking from my saucer by babysisterrae 
  30. Ducks by mangomail 
  31. Eletelephony by fattcheese 
  32. Enter This Deserted House by cynthiafrenette 
  33. excuse my wandering by circlesandsticks 
  34. Removed 
  35. Far and Weee squares by kaerushisho 
  36. Fire and Ice. by nclames 
  37. Floating Across the Tops of Cities by leighr 
  38. GADZOOKS…. (Television by Roald Dahl) by scrummy 
  39. Girl with a Curl Nursery Rhyme by veronicadye 
  40. gothic poetry by raasma 
  41. Haiga_sampler_fabric by gingezel 
  42. HOMAGE TO SINGER by alx 
  43. Hope is the Thing with Feathers by jennartdesigns 
  44. Howl – Allen Ginsburg by thirdhalfstudios 
  45. I carry by rustypolo 
  46. i carry your heart by e.e. cummings by summerfeathers 
  47. I carry your heart with me by alaina_marianne 
  48. if by regina81 
  49. In the Forest Blue by kezia 
  50. inky pinky ponky [potato] by aperiodic 
  51. inspired by Poem: caterpillar – by Christina Rossetti by jlwhithamillustrations 
  52. Kalevala by merttu 
  53. Le Printemps By Théophile Gautier (translated: Springtime) by bzbdesigner 
  54. LoveBirds (small) by corinnevail 
  55. Mary and the Canary – white by majo_bv 
  56. Mr Moon In My Yard by blythe 
  57. my country by rabble 
  58. Nevermore by nomenclature 
  59. nevermore by kec19 
  60. Night Magic by spicetree 
  61. Ode To The Sea by noaleco 
  62. Owl Forest Cream from the Owl Luhv Collection by jpdesigns 
  63. paper doll by justcilla 
  64. peppers dragonflies by mariao 
  65. playground by katarina 
  66. Poem "La Tour Eiffel" by Maurice Carème by sheisinsf 
  67. Poetry – Psalm 1 by home_designs 
  68. POP_FLOWER_POETRY_01 by deeniespoonflower 
  69. Prima Ballerina by tarheelhandsome 
  70. Print 4 Stars by glendat 
  71. Quoth The Raven by poetryqn 
  72. Rainbow Bridge – author unknown by vo 
  73. rainydayfabric by baby_cakes 
  74. Reflections of "Lighght" by sherryann 
  75. Refrigerator of the Romantics by jenimp 
  76. Rod McKuen- In Someone's Shadow- May 17 by don't_quilt_your_day_job 
  77. Roses Are Red… by robyriker 
  78. roses_are_red_pink by cjldesigns 
  79. So Many Kinds of Yes by oranshpeel 
  80. Solitary Ways by retagene 
  81. spring_sampler by countrygarden 
  82. Sugarplum fairies / poetry by paragon_studios_one 
  83. sunflower sailboat by luluhoo 
  84. the crocodile by endemic 
  85. The Example; William H. Davies by mitzimakes 
  86. The Fragrant Tree by pond_ripple 
  87. The Invisible Train by sef 
  88. The Little Boy and the Old Man by fabgirl42 
  89. The Poet by glimmericks 
  90. The Red Sun by emidiaz 
  91. The Rooks by theboerwar 
  92. they_dined_on_mince_and_slices_of_quince by cinqchats 
  93. Tree of Life by vicxpix 
  94. Trees are the Kindest Thing I know by salzanos 
  95. Twinkle Twinkle Little Space Monster by jenniferfranklin 
  96. us_mexico_border by massi 
  97. What the bee is to the floweret by whetstc 
  98. Where Does the Sidewalk End For You? by flinchumcreations 
  99. Why Marriage by Haining Poem2011 by nikky 
  100. Winkin Blinkin and Nod by beettlebuggies 
  101. Yellow Flapper by annalisa222 
  102. Yes No Maybe by westofthemoon 

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