Interview with Nikky Starrett, Guest Expert for March in the Textile Design Lab

Sunday, March 6, 2016
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Nikky Starrett is a freelance pattern designer and illustrator based in Canada, with a background designing patterns for a furniture wholesaler. Her focus is on “providing exclusive original…

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Interview with Maria Ogedengbe, Guest Expert for February in the Textile Design Lab

Sunday, February 7, 2016
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It is our great pleasure to welcome back Maria Ogedengbe to the blog this month (you may remember her as a featured artist from this past fall,) and to announce that…

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Interview with Sew Heidi, Guest Expert for January in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, January 11, 2016
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We could not be more thrilled to welcome back Sew Heidi to the blog (check out her fabulous recent guest post) and to announce that she will be joining us this month…

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Interview with Laura Olivia, Guest Expert for December in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, December 7, 2015
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Laura Olivia established her surface pattern design studio back in 2010 and has since worked with clients in the interiors, stationery, fashion and beauty product industries all over…

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Interview with Kim Gann, Guest Expert for November in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, November 9, 2015

For the month of November we are delighted to welcome Kim Gann as our guest expert in the Textile Design Lab. Kim is a licensed artist with wall…

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Interview with Caroline Cecil, Guest Expert for October in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, October 5, 2015

We are thrilled to announce that our Textile Design Lab guest expert for the month of October is Caroline Cecil, the CEO and founder of San Francisco-based Caroline Cecil Textiles. Caroline…

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Interview with Lital Gold, Guest Expert for September in the Textile Design Lab

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Lital Gold is a textile designer and artist originally from Israel, who moved to Philadelphia in 2011 to work as part of the print-and-color team for Free People. (You may remember Lital…

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Interview with TJ Walker, Guest Expert for August in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, August 10, 2015
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TJ Walker is a fashion designer and the co-founder of Cross Colours, an urban streetwear brand founded in the early 1990’s that is was recently relaunched at www.crosscoloursla.com. The original…

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Quilt Market Interview: P&B Textiles

Thursday, July 16, 2015
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Post by Jamie Kalvestran, part of a series of interviews from the 2015 International Quilt Market. (Previous interviews found here: Part1, Part2, Part3, Part4, Part5.)   While at Quilt Market I was excited to…

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Interview with Naila Malik, Guest Expert for July in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, July 6, 2015
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Naila Malik is a British textile designer and lecturer and we are delighted to welcome her back for her second stint as a guest expert in the Textile Design Lab!…

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