What did we mean when we asked you to submit fabrics using imaginary animals? Hmmm. Well, the idea was to elicit visions of creatures that exist only in the imagination of the designer, but we ended up keeping all the unicorns and dragons and mermaids that showed up. We did make some attempt to remove cats, dogs, chickens and sock monkeys, but accepted oddly shaped birds and, in one case, a blue butterfly whose designer asserted that it was the product of an imaginary blue caterpillar. In the end, as regular readers know, we put together our themes with an eye more toward fun than rules. As you vote in this week's contest, I know you'll bring your own notions of imaginary animals to the table. There are close to two hundred entries, so enjoy voting!
The participants this week are: