American Toile, by Michele Palmer (Schiffer Books)

American Toile American Toile:Four Centuries of Sensational Scenic Fabrics and Wallpaper is a new book by Michele Palmer (Schiffer Books). From the publisher’s site: “American toile is scenic fabric and wallpaper that bring the story of America to life.  It is fifty percent American history, fifty percent fabric history, and one hundred percent fascinating!”

My “Trailer Trash Toile” (seen after the jump) is included in this book. Continue reading

Trailer Trash Toile wallpaper

 

Trailer Trash Toile, © 2012 J. ThomsonMy Trailer Trash Toile fabric design is now available on custom-printed wallpaper from Spoonflower.com! Click the image to see it, and the other colors it comes in.

Trailer Trash Toile – Voting NOW OPEN!

The polling place is NOW OPEN! Spoonflower’s weekly contest is up, and I am one of 82 artists competing in this week’s “Your Town Toile” contest. (By comparison, last week’s bicycle design contest yielded over 200 entries).

Polls close on March 7th. You can vote for as many entries as you like (but please vote for mine, pictured below). VOTE NOW.

 

Trailer Trash Toile by J. Thomson © 2012 All rights reserved. Available at http://www.spoonflower.com/collections/14219 Continue reading

Trailer Trash Toile

 

Trailer Trash Toile by J. Thomson © 2012 All rights reserved. Available at http://www.spoonflower.com/collections/14219 Yesterday morning I was kinda bored and looking for a project to do for the day, when I came upon the information about the “Your Town Toile” design contest at Spoonflower. The challenge: to design a custom pattern for fabric, in the style of 18th century French Toile de Jouy featuring imagery reflecting your home town. That’s when inspiration hit me… I bet nobody’s ever done a toile design with rednecks and trailer trash on it! A little research (thank heaven for Google image search!) confirmed it, and so I set out to work. Continue reading