Repeat Downbeat: Celebrating Fall

Thursday, November 16, 2017

I confess, I am sooo excited to dive into the holiday season, but I am trying my best to live in the moment and enjoy this downtime before…

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The Repeat Downbeat: Fabric Yardage

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

This week’s Repeat Downbeat is inspired by the final product that so many of us textile and surface pattern designer’s spend hours envisioning—fabric yardage. As we design our…

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The Repeat Downbeat: Creative Process

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

One of the best ways to grow as a designer is to continually sketch, experiment with new design processes, and have fun with your work. Finalized patterns are…

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The Repeat Downbeat

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

For this week’s Repeat Downbeat I have collected a group of patterns, paintings, prints, and fabrics that I found to be especially inspiring. I did try to discover…

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The Repeat Downbeat: Embracing Florals

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Florals are one of the most popular motifs in our industry, but when I mention florals to some designers, it is often followed by a frustrating sigh. Then…

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The Repeat Downbeat

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Our Surface Pattern Design Mastery course is starting on October 23, 2017 in the Textile Design Lab. That means that this week’s focus is on the four most…

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The Repeat Downbeat

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Spring 2018 runway shows are in high gear and my Pattern Observer head is delightfully spinning with ideas. There are always so many trends to pick up…

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The Repeat Downbeat

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Yesterday we had the honor of welcoming Evonne Cook into the Textile Design Lab. She shared her experiences with vintage textiles and how she turned her passion for…

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