Happy Friday, friends!
I get to submit my rug designs for the Annie Selke Rug Design Challenge today, and I’d love your help narrowing them down to three if you feel like helping me decide! 🙂
Let’s call the first one “Floral Stripe”. It’s a cross between Dash & Albert’s “Catamaran Stripe” and some vintage textile “strips” I found on Etsy.
I did it in two different colorways. Blue…
Just for fun, I popped it into some photos I found on Pinterest:
Let’s call rug #2 “Cross Stitch Roses”. It’s a cross between Dash & Albert’s “Checks” rug and an antique cross stitch pattern. I did it in blue…
On that one, I also thought it would be cool if the roses were sort of pixelated, like this:
I wasn’t sure how to do that in Photoshop though, so you’ll just have to use your imagination. 🙂
And maybe the whole rose design needs to be shifted over to the left like that too? (Tell me what you think in the comment section if you have time to type!)
We’ll call rug #3 “Octogram Star”. It was inspired by an incredible old encaustic (cement) tile design:
I was thinking it would even be cool to use charcoal-colored thread to simulate the seams between the “tiles”.
Last but not least, rugs #4 and 5. They were inspired by the old painted advertising signs you used to see on the sides of brick buildings, and I’d love to produce a whole lettered line of these things!
I can see them in a bathroom, in front of a kitchen sink, or by a back or front door.
The colors and message possibilities are endless on those, but they can only face one direction, and probably wouldn’t be used as area rugs, so I’m not sure those would be the best submissions. ?
That’s why I need you to help me decide! If you would be so kind as to choose three designs in the poll below, that would give me a better idea of which three I should enter into the challenge. Voting starts next week, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to see all the other designs too. I’ve never done anything like this before, so I have no idea if what I created will stand a chance, but it sure was fun putting them together!
Happy weekend, y’all!