Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’


Here comes Halloween

September 25, 2014

Black Cat Damask fabric by Jenimp on Spoonflower
My Halloween-inspired Black Cat Damask is third this week in Spoonflower’s Cat Damask contest (I love it when they get weird and specific!).

It was fun (I say that a lot, don’t I? But I really do think most of my job is pretty fun) to think about the shapes of the cats and leaves and fit them together into a pattern. And I love how those pairs of cats came out looking like they know something we don’t…I didn’t think about it until I saw this photo, but the cats remind me a bit of the yellow-eyed black cats in one of my favorite books when I was a kid, The Witch of Hissing Hill by Mary Calhoun.

With its playful-but-still-sophisticated black and yellow-orange design on an off-white background, this fabric would be perfect for a Halloween tablecloth or throw pillow.

Photo: Spoonflower via Flickr