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Victorian Garden - Winner

02 February 2017 09:00

What a talented bunch you are!  You gave the judging panel a very difficult job, to come up with a winner.  In fact, in the end, we've chosen two designs, a winner and a runner-up.  The runner-up will receive a tea towel printed with her design, and , of course, the chance of orders from Bankside Open Spaces Trust.  For the winner's prize, see the competition blog post.

The winning design is Octavia's Garden by Alaine Burns Laycock:

Congratulations, Alaine!  The judges liked the colour-scheme and the classic look of your design, plus the fact that it said 'Red Cross Garden' to them.

The runner-up was Victorian Garden by Ann Harmer.

The panel liked the colours you chose, and Mary, the head gardener, was impressed that you included only flowers which are grown in the garden.  (She impressed us by telling us what everything was!)

I think the plan is to make lavender bags in the first instance, but then to expand the range.  So, look out for merchandise using these two fabrics.

Sally Roydhouse's design, Victorian Garden Lavender Bag, received an 'honourable mention' and will probably be used to make DIY kits by BOST.

These, and several other entries in the competition, can be found in our Market Place.

As always, thank you to everyone who entered.  The standard was very high.  Several of the designs were only discarded because they didn't quite 'fit the bill'.  And, of course, personal taste comes in because the fabric will be used for a specific purpose, it's not just, 'which design do I think is best.'

If you've been inspired by these lovely designs, or you entered for the first time and enjoyed the experience, then you might like to have a go again.  There'll be another competition in April, but, in the meantime, we have a design challenge starting on February 9th, when the theme is Dogs and Cats.