Featured Designer: Gillian Arnold

Friday, April 8, 2016

Some weeks I look at our featured designer’s work and a million thoughts and insights and observations come to mind. Other weeks I am left speechless; totally in…

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Vivien Haley’s Elementa Collection

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Vivien Haley Hibiscus square and rectangle silk scarves

It is always such a joy to hear from designers we’ve featured in the past and see what new and wonderful things they are up to. Vivien Haley…

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Featured Designer: Joan Élan Davis

Friday, March 25, 2016

Today we are thrilled to share the work of Joan élan Davis, International Floral and Abstract Painter. Known originally for her signature floral paintings, Joan élan Davis’ career…

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Featured Designer: Giulia Gazza

Friday, February 26, 2016

I am delighted to take a momentary departure from our world of printed patterns to share with you the work of Giulia Gazza. Giulia designed and created all…

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Lo-Temp Batik with Maria Ogedengbe

Monday, February 22, 2016

Each month in the Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. For the month of February we have been lucky to have Maria…

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Featured Artist: Maria Ogedengbe

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Maria Ogedengbe featured on Pattern Observer

I was so intrigued when Maria Ogedengbe wrote us to share the news about a public commission of hers that was recently presented on two billboards in Kansas City, entitled…

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Liz Plummer’s Train Ticket Art Project

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Liz Plummer is a textile artist and surface pattern designer based in the UK, and has undertaken an wonderfully inspiring project that “illustrates the benefits of committing to do at least…

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Featured Designer: Jacqueline Maldonado

Friday, August 28, 2015

I could just gobble up these candy-colored watercolors, couldn’t you?! These dreamy designs are the work of Jacqueline Maldonado, a surface pattern designer and watercolorist currently residing in…

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“Getting Started on New Projects, Making Inspiration Happen, and Getting Around My Drawing Weaknesses”

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Guest post by Angelina Rennell. Images in this post are all works done during Angelina’s daily journaling, as well as her “image” inspiration collecting.     If you’re a…

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Featured Artist: Stephanie Borg

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Long before I entered the world of textile design, I admired artists whose work featured patterns prominently within their paintings. To this day, almost nothing in a painting…

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