Give a big round of applause to Kelly aka Weavingmajor, whose Rainbow Crayon Waves design was chosen as this week’s Plum Print top pick. Kelly will receive a shower curtain custom printed with her winning design, courtesy of Plum Print. September’s prompts were just announced, so be sure to join in on Weekly Prompts to come and find out what great prizes you could win for participating! We’ve rounded up a few of our own favorites from last week’s tagged Crayon designs below. Check them out and see all of the submitted designs here.
This design by Janet Nimiroski, a freelance textile designer from Rhode Island, took the most votes in our contest to create, using crayons, a pattern to sew 18" cloth napkins. As lovely as this one turned out, the other designs in the top ten are also lots of fun to admire. If I ever get around to posting it, I've even got a fun video showing some napkins we made here at the office using crayons. The photo shows Janet's design printed on a fat quarter of linen-cotton.
The full results:
1. 961 votes for Crayon Garden by beebumble
2. 794 votes for Crazy Feet Napkin by kayajoy
3. 689 votes for Fantastical Floral Serviette by sammyk
4. 669 votes for Crayon Birds by annadriel
5. 588 votes for Everywhere Silverware by annosch
6. 539 votes for Abstract Swirlique napkin by edsel2084
7. 512 votes for All the colors in the box by haleystudio
8. 501 votes for Squares in Square by westofthemoon
9. 477 votes for Spring floral napkin/pillow kit by virginiao*aka*vo
10. 458 votes for dandynapkin by caresa
We asked designers this week to use wax crayons and a scanner to create centered patterns that can be printed and hemmed to make cloth napkins. You'll see that the sizing in these entries is a bit all over the place, but we decided not to exclude any because they weren't exactly 18-inch squares. We did, however, pull out designs that were not set up to be intact napkin patterns that could be cut & sewn individually. There were some terrific crayon-drawn fabric designs that we removed because they were set up to repeat and thus did not quite fit the guideline for creating a napkin pattern. Nevertheless, our contest this week includes some designs that would not only be great as napkin sets, but might work even better for accent pillow covers. This is a fun contest and also serves as a great way to try your hand at designing fabric for the first time.
The participants this week are:
- "Only the Best for You" Custom Napkins – Crayon Drawn by flinchumcreations
- 10 Minutes with a Blue Crayon by twobloom
- 18" botanical napkin by endemic
- 18" cloth napkin pattern by rupydetequila
- 18" Napkin by pond_ripple
- 18Napkin_TurkishTeapot by corinnevail
- a Tree for all Seasons by rabble
- Abstract Swirlique napkin by edsel2084
- Ace_Napkin by divawitch
- All the colors in the box by haleystudio
Did you think textile design was just for people who know how to use Photoshop and Illustrator? I hope not!
This week you can choose your favorite fabrics from 58 terrific designs drawn using Crayons. Vote here.
Participating designers are:
- Color me Blue by Adrian Post
- Crayon Crunch by Aimee Elisabeth
- coffee bird ai. by Aimee Hartogh
- crayon_floral_blue by Ali_C
- Crayon Ideal by Amanda Hurwitz
- International Children Paper Dolls in Crayon by Amy Kuhl Cox
- Roots and Vines by Anna Cole
- Little Black Swan by annette ooyevaar
- PeachPaisley by Beenish Zia
- Witch's Brew by Bonnie Medina
- Jarrett's Idea by Cathy McLeod
- crayon mat by Christine Gunn
- Funky Crayon by Christy Brock
- Hannah's happy hands by Claire Bircher
- tour eiffel by corentine by corentine
- sweet things by danielle hanson
- Oriental Flowers by doro k.
- Paisley_heart by Ellen Hong
- jasper johns crayon by Emily Valenza
- Just Desserts by Chickie and her mom
- FRIENDS OF SNOW by Ericka Weber
- Crayon Flowers by Fiona Hales
- Crayon Resistance by Helen Klebesadel
- JamJax Crayon Fiesta by JamJax
- Wax daisy by Jane Crowe
- Kiddie Art Border Print by Janet Cretsinger
- piggies by Jean
- Ladybug Party by Jeni Paltiel
- Spaceships For Girls! by jessee m
- Papillon papercut by Julie Shaw
- green flower crayon design by katy keuter
- Box of 24 by Kelly Gammon
- Westie Crayon Cuties by Kim Niles
- End of Summer Apples by Krista Hamrick
- Lil' Acorn by Kweli Kitwana
- valentine by laura wilson
- dancing robots by Lee Thomson
- Nice Zombies by Leigh R.
- crayoncatsndogs by Lesli Pepper
- MAGIC CARPET 2 by melanie hamilton
- Mollie Moon by Melanie Medina
- Queen Vashti by Mind Fitterman
- Will you be my Rainbow Valentine? by Monique Daley
- The Old Moon Sits in the New Moon's Arms by Nalo Hopkinson
- Dottie by Rachel Biancofiore
- Crayon Pond by Rebecca Lovell
- Home Sweet Home by Renule
- Mirror Crayon Rainbow Circles by Sarah Ferrency
- crayon roses by Sarah Melancon
- crayon_flowers 2 by shout4joy
- Cherry Blossom Song by Star Primm
- Flower Dots by Stephanie Hooper
- Sailboat by Susan
- Crayon Flowering Vine Fantasy by Victoria Lasher
- Baby Peacock by Wendee Wingfield
- Plum Bunnies by Whitney Shaw
- funky hearts by zita
It's not in the contest because she withdrew the design (not technically drawn with Crayons), but be sure to check out Rebecca Cook's fun design Weedsack Flowers design. Good luck to the designers!
Upcoming Fabric Of the Week contest themes:
Crayons: Fabric designs created using wax crayons and digitized using a scanner or digital camera. Deadline is Monday, January 18, at noon EST.
Childrens' Prints: Prints good for using in children's clothes. Deadline is Monday, January 25, at noon EST.
Entry forms and rules for the contests can be found here.
Details on the contest, including the rules & terms, can be viewed HERE.
Crayons. The next contest is restricted entirely to fabric designs created using wax crayons and digitized using a scanner or digital camera.
The goal is to see designs that have not benefited from a lot of digital editing or manipulation. Deadline is Monday, January 18, 2010, at noon EST.
The entry form is HERE.