2015 Textile Design Competition Semifinalists

I am beyond thrilled to announce the ten semifinalists in the P&B Textiles and Pattern Observer 2015 Textile Design Competition! Two hundred designers entered the contest and the P&B Textiles design team had an extremely difficult time narrowing it down to these top ten. I honestly don’t know how they did it!

Each of the semifinalists will receive a one year subscription to the Textile Design Lab and move onto Round Two in which they compete to win a licensing contract with P&B Textiles. Without further ado, I give you the ten semifinalists!

Amy Reber

AmyReber

Judge comments: Adorable and whimsical – great layout and coloring – very timely and useable.  It would be great for a coordinate to be multi-directional.

Get in touch with Amy: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

 

Julie Marriott

JulieMarriott

Judge comments: Beautiful tonal floral – love the packed layout – very useable – color palette is terrific.  A coordinate that is multi-colored would be a nice addition.

Get in touch with Julie: Website, Instagram

Tracy Miller

TracyMiller

Judge comments: Ethnic but modern all at once.  The designs are very well done and the brighter palette keeps it fresh and new – the coordinate is adorable.  Something a bit more substantial would help bring the collection together.

Get in touch with Tracy: Website, Facebook

Jackie Jean

JackieJean

Judge comments: Two main florals were sent – although not coordinates each are beautiful in their own right – sophisticated and great color palettes – could be two separate groupings – now we need a coordinate that jumps off of the main theme.

Get in touch with Jackie: Website, Instagram

Laurie Kent

LaurieKent

Judge comments: A great paisley grouping well coordinated with a lovely palette – perhaps a main design instead of a coordinate to be added.

Get in touch with Laurie: Spoonflower, Blog

Gaia Cornwall

GaiaCornwall

Judge comments: One of the few Xmas designs submitted but very creative and innovative!  Adorable thought and great coordinate – needs something that is more allover and could act as a main design.

Get in touch with Gaia: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

Jennifer Wambach

JenniferWambach

Judge comments: Beautiful watercolor floral and coordinate – great coloration very fresh – would like to see more coordination on the next design.

Get in touch with Jennifer: Website

Shannon Newlin

ShannonNewlin

Judge comments: Floral and leaf watercolor is beautifully rendered and a great sophisticated palette – needs a multi-directional coordinate to round out the collection.

Get in touch with Shannon: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

Katherine Lenius

KatherineLenius

Judge comments: The poppies are beautiful – both as the main and the coordinate.  Very sophisticate and useable.  A coordinate to add would be something multi-directional and multicolored to match the main poppy.  The technique is lovely.

Get in touch with Katherine: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

Mitsziko Mote

MitszikoMoto

Judge comments: A sophisticated Asian inspired look – beautifully rendered and love the background texture in the main.  Would love to see a delicate coordinate that works with the floral.

Get in touch with Mitsziko: Website, Facebook, Pinterest

19 Comments on “2015 Textile Design Competition Semifinalists

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  2. These are wonderful! It’s great to know there is so much talent out there just waiting to be discovered. Can’t wait to see some of these turn up on fabric sometime soon!

  3. Lovely! I’m especially enjoying seeing how people are interpreting the current trend of linear drawings layered with more painterly elements – and such pretty soft palettes too. Congrats everyone! Nice work.

  4. All so lovely. Congratulations to the designers!

  5. Gorgeous prints all, some beautiful and inspirational palettes in there, and as a watercolour addict it’s lovely to see that influence shining through :) Best of luck to all!

  6. Beautiful works! it’s a pity that this contest was just for EUA :(

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