Instagram Updates and Your Design Business

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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You’ve probably noticed a lot of chatter recently about the changes to Instagram that many users thought would happen today, March 29th.  The good news is that users…

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Jane Lewis in the Textile Design Lab

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

For many long-time Pattern Observer readers, the name Jane Lewis is a familiar one. Jane is the former Art Director and Creative Project Coordinator at P&B Textiles. She…

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How to Communicate your rates like a Pro

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

As a freelance textile designer it often makes sense to charge by the project or pattern. But there are other times when it makes sense to charge by…

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Lo-Temp Batik with Maria Ogedengbe

Monday, February 22, 2016
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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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Heimtextil 2016 – First time exhibitor experience – by Elena Belokrinitski

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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I’ve been dreaming about the Heimtextil Fair for ages. Ever since I was a Textile Major at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, I’d been hearing a…

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Do you have Bossy Boots?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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We are proud to present this guest post from Michelle Hunter of Michelle Hunter Creative.   Someone recently asked me to take a look at her website. She…

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Designing for Kitchen Textiles with Laura Olivia

Monday, December 21, 2015
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Each month in the Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. For the month of December we have been honored…

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The Pattern Observer Book Club: January 2016

Saturday, December 19, 2015
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Do you want to explore books of all types in a fun, design-oriented community? Then you are in the right place! Here are the details: STEP ONE: Each…

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How My Computer Skills Landed Me A Job in Fashion

Thursday, December 17, 2015
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Guest post by Sew Heidi When I was a little kid, being a fashion designer seemed comparable to being a Hollywood actress – something that isn’t very practical…

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Show Off Your Surface Pattern Designs with Stunning Photos

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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We are so excited to welcome back Dari Design Studio, who we recently featured here, to share this fantastic tutorial on how to photograph your surface pattern designs to…

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