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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Product Feature: Lisa Todd Designs

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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The colors…oh the colors! When Lisa Todd’s zestful paintings landed in our inbox I just had to stare for a while and contentedly soak up her rich color…

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Interview with Loes van Oosten, Guest Expert for May in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, May 11, 2015

Loes van Oosten is an illustrator and designer from the Netherlands who is joining us this month as our guest expert in the Textile Design Lab. In addition to…

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Featured Artist: Ashley Rodriguez Reed

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fashioning a Fable, Dyed, painted, and screen printed sheets, dimensions variable, 2009 Enchanted Hallow, Screen printed found sheets, cardboard, 6’x 7 ’x 12,’ 2010 Festival Gate, Screen printed…

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Featured Artist: Tyson Anthony Roberts

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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Tyson Anthony Roberts is a contemporary visual artist based in Sacramento, CA. He studied biology and art at UC Davis and continues to pursue those interests as a…

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Textile Printmaker and Artist Vivien Haley

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Today we are thrilled to share the work of Vivien Haley, an Australian Textile Printmaker and Artist who designed these wonderful nature-inspired motifs and subtle organic textures for…

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Featured Textile Designer: Sara Plantefève-Castryck

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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I had such a hard time choosing images for this post because Sara Plantefève-Castryck’s work is just so cool…there were too many good ones to pick from!! You…

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