Just look at these incredible contestants!
First up is Linda from Liloli. She has managed to make 3 chairs with only 1 meter of fabric!! Amazing!
Beautiful antique finish on that gold scrollwork and interesting fabric combinations.
Next up we have upholsterers BVN Design
And I just love that they used every bit of fabric to make 3 pieces, again with only 1 meter of fabric. Very classy!BVN Design They sell lots of cool stuff on their website, including my cushions and lots of furniture upholstered with my fabrics.
Next up we have a really unusual use of the fabric, something I never thought of and this is exactly why I wanted to do this challenge, to see this kind of thing...
This headboard is beautifully made by Eva from Tapetseri & Sånt
and with matching pillowcases too! You can follow them on instagram @tapetseri and also check their Facebook page
I'm so thrilled to welcome a UK entry! Kerry from The Joyful Home Company has made this super elegant lampshade and the gold of the inner card really sets off the gold in the fabric design. I really love this and totally want it in my home!
You can see more fab creativity on their instagram page @thejoyfulhomecompany and there is lots of upholstery inspiration on their website too!
Next up is Martina from My House in Colour. Martina has made quite a few pieces of furniture from my fabrics and I always love the way she combines pretty with practical. These pieces are very commercial and I can see lots of folks wanting them in their homes.
Love that sofa!!
You can follow Martina on Instagram @myhouseincolor
Now for something totally different! Clothing! Yep, Anja from Cversatile has made a modern Kimono top from the fabric...
Love the pics! Very striking!
You can follow Anja and check out her lovely photography and passion for design on her instagram @cversatilesthlm
Next up is our second last entry and I have decided to award a runner up prize for this entry because it combines everything I was looking for, in terms of unusual use of fabric and immaculate finish, and all done with just 1 meter of fabric.
So for Agneta och Karolina from Accenten Tapetseraverkstad, I'm going to send you 2 meters of Van Asch fabrics for you to play with.
Here is their jewellery box footstool to die for!
How cute is that!!!
You can follow them on instagram @accentapetserare and their website
Now... drumroll please........ The winner of the Van Asch creative Challenge and lucky recipient of 5 meters of free fabric is Rina's Art & Design.
Rina in another upholsterer that has used my fabric and cushion covers to make furniture from before, but never anything as ambitious as this.. I mean seriously... it is all going on here! There are 70 swarovski crystals hundreds of strass crystals, pearls, dangly jewels, crystal crosses...I mean this is an art piece. I'm not 100% sure you would want to sit on it because it is covered in crystals but as a stage piece for photoshoots, burlesque performances or millions of other theatrical settings, this would be perfect. It totally has the WOW factor.
and just so you can see how sparkly it is, and all the amazing detail and work that has gone into this piece, here is a short video
It's not the size of this that makes it a winner, its the details. They say 'the devil is in the details' but in this case it's more like 'bring the bling'.
You can follow Rina on her instagram @rinas_art_design and see all her over the top fabulous creations.
So before I go, I want to congratulate you all and applause your creativity. I want to thank you for taking part in this challenge and showing me the unexpected.
Lastly, it's my birthday today, and I love celebrating it with everyone, so I'm offering a 20% off discount for all my readers and followers this weekend, all across the store, on everything. Just visit my web shop www.vanasch.se and use code BIRTHDAY20 when you check out to get your discount. Available all weekend. YIPPPEEEE! Now I'm off to eat cake !!!