10 Toile de Jouy Designs Celebrating Women In History!

MAR 6, 2014 updated May 28, 2016

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We're celebrating International Women's Day with Toile de Jouy fabric with a twist. If you look closely, these traditionally styled designs feature female innovators and leaders from history.

Italian illustrator Francesca Besso won this week's challenge with her lovely toile featuring botanist Eva Mameli Calvino. Warning: you won't be able to browse these top 10 winners without feeling seriously inspired.

Here are your voting results:

1. 537 votes for Eva Mameli Calvino – Botanist by chicca_besso 
2. 448 votes for Women of Science and Learning Toile de Jouy by vinpauld 
3. 356 votes for Kate_Marie_Amelia-ch by in_wonderland 
4. 323 votes for Mary Phelps Jacobs patents the bra! by vo_aka_virginiao 
5. 313 votes for Deeds Not Words by k80horn 
6. 276 votes for Selma Lagerlöf Toile by anne-chris 
7. 268 votes for handkerchiefs and ribbons by scrummy 
8. 260 votes for Toile de Jouy – Science Women by juliesfabrics 
9. 256 votes for Miss Mitchell's Comet by sammyk 
10. 252 votes for les filles de jeux vidéo by theinklab 



11. 248 votes for Betsy Ross Toile by satsy123 
12. 228 votes for Women from continents – blue by analinea 
13. 199 votes for VOTES FOR WOMEN TOILE by bluevelvet 
14. 198 votes for Le Jardin -Patsy Sherman/Scotchguard by susanpolston 
15. 195 votes for ada by gretchendiehl 
16. 183 votes for Mothers of Invention by eclectic_house 
17. 160 votes for Women of Computer Science – Toile by elramsay 
18. 157 votes for Ode to Frida (in mist) by nouveau_bohemian 
19. 141 votes for Ada Lovelace Toile by goodluckhoney 
20. 134 votes for Hamptons Historical Golf Course Toile by mcsparrandesign 
21. 133 votes for Brave writers by toveform 
22. 131 votes for VotesforWomen by lerhyan 
23. 122 votes for Toile de Jouy by jabiroo 
24. 121 votes for Notable Women Scientists Toile by bloomingwyldeiris 
25. 119 votes for Marie-Antoinette Monogram (Strawberry) by vannina 
26. 114 votes for Cleopatra by kociara 
27. 112 votes for Georgiana by paula's_designs 
28. 110 votes for inventing every day by karinka 
29. 109 votes for Queen of the Afternoon modified by nerdlypainter 
30. 104 votes for Bette by graceful 
31. 100 votes for suffragettes by cornie 
32. 92 votes for A Toile of Sally Ride by illustrative_images 
33. 92 votes for Toile de Simone by mariaspeyer 
34. 91 votes for SKATEISTAN.org by lusyspoon 
35. 89 votes for To the Moms Who Raised Them by radianthomestudio 
36. 89 votes for Women's day toile by craftylittlehouse 
37. 86 votes for Pioneers in Women's Education by pond_ripple 
38. 83 votes for blackheroines by scifiwritir 
39. 83 votes for Marie_Curie_Pattern by sophie_s 
40. 80 votes for Hypatia of Alexandria by miamaria 
41. 77 votes for fertility by erick_vittorino 
42. 74 votes for Examiner by caa2765 
43. 71 votes for Even If She Can't Fly, Her Clothes Can by cynthiatom 
44. 71 votes for marie_curie by roxiespeople 
45. 69 votes for Architectural Tribute Toile by christinewitte 
46. 68 votes for Mary Phelps Jacob: Brassiere Inventor by lbehrendtdesigns 
47. 67 votes for Tired Working Mom Toile de Jouy by amy_g 
48. 66 votes for sleeping-beauty-shelley-jones by sjones 
49. 64 votes for Heloise by timaroo 
50. 64 votes for A Suffragette Toile by lucky_lucille 
51. 63 votes for Jane Burden Morris Navy by chantal_pare 
52. 62 votes for Mary Anning – Fossil lady! by moirarae 
53. 61 votes for Miss Muffet overcomes her Arachnophobia by whimzwhirled 
54. 58 votes for Meme leaders by little_emmerton 
55. 56 votes for women's day etoiles by sef 
56. 53 votes for Historic Women by firedryad1 
57. 53 votes for Ada Sees the Difference (Engine) by hootenannit 
58. 51 votes for Unshrinking_Violets by marygrace 
59. 51 votes for Women of Science Toile – Burgandy by thecameronquinn 
60. 51 votes for Mothers toile de jouy by baleandtwine 
61. 49 votes for Ada Lovelace Computer Science2 by judyjo 
62. 48 votes for IMG_1978 by artsylady 
63. 46 votes for Rachel Carson toile by dkdemott 
64. 46 votes for BOSS LADY Queen Bee by thesisterswood 
65. 45 votes for WOMEN_DAY by prarthana 
66. 44 votes for The Scientist by art_rat 
67. 43 votes for Temperance Toile by myshilohness 
68. 37 votes for WW2 Civilian Computer Toile by mongiesama 
69. 37 votes for Rosa Parks Toile/Purple by menny 
70. 35 votes for All women nobel peace price winners honored in a garden by ruthjohanna 
71. 33 votes for The Queen and her Tea in the Rain by mastermanceramics 
72. 31 votes for black_glamour_toile_pink__2_-ch-ed by carlat 
73. 31 votes for PREGNANT and BALLGOWNS by viciousbeauty 
74. 30 votes for Jane Goodall by zandloopster 
75. 28 votes for Marie Curie Curieuse by jperrey 
76. 21 votes for Marie Curie by tony1985 
77. 19 votes for madame_curie_toile by veesh_luhz 
78. 19 votes for ruth by debra_ann 
79. 19 votes for mother_teresa by emj-lee 
80. 18 votes for Women_s_day_Toile-Narmadha by narmadha 
81. 16 votes for The 2 strongest ginger females in history have finally met by ms_majabird 
82. 15 votes for Kathrine Switzer by evecerny-vanderpool 
83. 5 votes for Channell_MArsh-ed-ch-ed by sweetheartnay 

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