Your second challenge is to create one fabric design that embodies the industrial revolution. The industrial revolution is marked by the shift in production from homes to factories. The production of many goods moved from within the hands of homemakers to the modern machines of the 1800s. Mechanization of life paved the way for the technological revolution we are currently living in.
An example of the effect of the industrial revolution exists within quiltmaking. The ability to weave and print yardage quickly allowed for individuals of a broad socioeconomic spectrum to participate in quilting. The mechanization of thread production allowed quilters ample supplies for complicated piecing requiring an abundance of thread. Imagine producing your own thread for an entire quilt or trading three chickens for a spool of thread to mend your britches (trading value is of course, approximate and possibly exaggerated). Fast forward to today and you are able to order digitally printed fabric on demand from Spoonflower. From design to production to use in quilts, materials can be produced in mere days…
Design one fabric that embodies the shifts, gains, and changes of the industrial revolution. Submit three color ways of this design. Designs are due by 12:00AM EST on April 11, 2012. Two designers will be eliminated in April.
Please leave a comment on what the industrial revolution makes you think of and you could win a pack of Aurifil thread! Giveaway closes at 12:00 PM EST on Wednesday April 4th!
The Winner is Carrie from Canary Quilts! More giveaways soon, stay posted!