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Design Challenge - Summer Fun

22 June 2017 11:27

It's time to look at the entries to this month's design challenge - Summer Fun.

We had 6 entries this month, starting with the lightest, and getting darker!

The lovely pastel colours of Sally Roydhouse's Vintage ice Cream Stripes.  Sally (Fabric M) said,  'Summer Fun reminds me of seaside, ice cream and stripy deck chairs. I've combined candy colour stripes with a digital illustration I did of a vintage ice cream van, scattered with ice cream cones I stitched for a collage.'

Sandra Hagiwara's Summer Fun Palm suggests a gentle breeze and hot sunshine.  I can imagine this as a long floaty dress worn by the pool as dusk falls!

These happy spiders, drawn by 7-year old Travis, are definitely not ones to run away from!  Even Little Miss Muffett would approve, I think.

Suzanne Jones's (Heckadoodledo) bright and cheerful Crazy Cuban Musical Crabs suggest dancing on the beach under a bright sun.

Sylvie Heasman's summer fun involves Hiking in Summertime.  Sylvie worked under the name of Art on Fabric, but has recently changed her professional name to  Palette of Sylvie Heasman or PoSH

The entry from Helen Hodgson (Polly Dextrous) is called Shelling Peas.  My sister and I used to love shelling peas with our elderly neighbours, then feeding the shells to the horse which lived along the road.  I don't think we ever arranged the peas so artistically though!  Helen took photos and played with the size of her design to come up with her final idea.

I think three of the designs show off their details better at the swatch size, so I've done that below:

Don't forget to tell the designers if you like their designs, either below or on our Facebook page.  Next month, we'll be having a competition, with a theme of Rainbow, actual or just using the colours.  Full details will be available on July 6th.  
And look out for our Instagram challenge, starting next Friday.
Some of these designs will soon be available in our Market Place.