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Judit Gueth named winner of Spoonflower’s Design Challenge

May 10, 2016
By PRN NewsWire

DURHAM, N.C., May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — On April 28th, Judit Gueth was named the winner of Spoonflower’s design challenge in collaboration with Sprout Patterns. Gueth’s winning design, “Japanese Garden Pink,” will be featured in the launch of Named Clothing’s Asaka Kimono pattern, the first in this patternmaker’s lineup available through, a service that combines independent clothing patterns with Spoonflower designs to create modern cut and sew projects. Gueth’s winnings also include $100 in Spoonflower credit and $100 in Sprout credit.

The month-long design challenge invited participants to create a design specifically for Named Clothing’s Asaka Kimono in the visual theme of “Japanese garden.” Gueth’s design gleaned the most votes from a pool of over 700 unique entries.

“The Japanese garden prompt got me excited right away,” shared Gueth, “I love the garden theme and Japanese design motifs-especially the animals, Japanese woodblock prints and fabrics. It was a funny coincidence that I received my brown belt in karate the night before I found out that my design was the winning design.”

Spoonflower design challenges give designers of all skill levels an opportunity to compete based on a surprise design prompt for a chance at career-changing exposure. Since 2009, Spoonflower has hosted over 300 design challenges, each with an entirely unique and original theme. The challenges have not only inspired new designers to improve their skills and test their creativity, but formed the backbone of the Spoonflower community itself.

Gueth’s best advice for up and coming designers? “Get out of your comfort zone! Be persistent, do what you love, and pour your heart into your work.” She believes the secret to a strong collection is consistency in style.

Spoonflower is a custom, digital printing company headquartered in Durham, NC. Spoonflower lets customers print and sell their own designs on fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap. The Spoonflower Marketplace offers over 350,000 designs created by independent fabric designers in close to 100 countries, making it the largest indie design collection in the world.

About Judit Gueth: Gueth has been drawing since the age of 5, when she discovered colored pencils and paints. She studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, where she learned the basics of two dimensional design. After college, she worked at a children’s clothing company named Snugabye as a graphic artist. “I fell in love with creating patterns, they were like puzzles,” describes Gueth. Gueth currently lives in Toronto, Canada. You can visit her Spoonflower shop [] to browse her winning design “Japanese Garden Pink” in pink and other color ways.

About Spoonflower: Spoonflower ( lets users design, print and sell their own fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap. Founded in 2008, it was the world’s first web-based service for custom fabric creation and has become the world’s largest community of independent fabric designers. With over 350,000 designs for fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap, and more added every day, the Spoonflower Marketplace is also the world’s largest design collection of its kind. Making things with Spoonflower is the subject of a new title from Abrams Books, The Spoonflower Handbook: A DIY Guide to Designing Fabric, Wallpaper & Gift Wrap with 30+ Projects. For more information visit

About Sprout Patterns:Sprout Patterns is a service that offers public indie sewing patterns that you combine with Spoonflower designs to create customized cut and sew projects. Each project is digitally printed by Spoonflower at their Durham, NC headquarters. Sprout Patterns takes out all the work of putting a sewing pattern onto fabric and leaves you with the fun of creating garments and accessories. For more information visit

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