Following Trends The Right Way

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Contrary to popular opinion, when you incorporate trends into your work it DOES NOT mean that you have to knock off current or recent runway designs. In fact,…

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Exhibiting at Licensing Expo – Recap by Susanne Kasielke

Monday, August 22, 2016
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Susanne Kasielke exhibited for the first time at Licensing Expo this past June and was kind enough to write up this informative post to tell us all about her…

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A Tale of Three Trade Shows & Beyond by Four Corners Art Collective

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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This is the third and final installment in a series of guest posts by Four Corners Art Collective. You can read part one HERE and part two HERE.   Last week…

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To Trade Show or Not to Trade Show by Four Corners Art Collective

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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It’s an honor to welcome Four Corners Art Collective to the blog for this three-part guest post series on the workings of their collective, from its formation to their experiences…

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Forming a Collective by Four Corners Art Collective

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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It’s an honor to welcome Four Corners Art Collective to the blog for the next three Wednesdays, sharing a series of posts on the workings of their collective, from its…

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Who’s Your Sidekick?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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We all want to feel like a hero—the one who gracefully gets everything done for our clients, friends and family even if we have those “frazzled” moments that…

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Keys to Creative Collaborations

Friday, July 22, 2016
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We are gearing up for our annual Collaboration for Designers group study that starts on Monday August 1st in the Textile Design Lab, and can’t think of a better…

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Even Heroes Need Help

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

From an outside perspective it might look like we just create patterns that get printed on fabric or design products that sit on a shelf. We both know…

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Our Changing Industry, And How To Become A Hero

Monday, July 18, 2016

The textile design industry is changing rapidly, just like most industries do. That’s what happens with time, growth, and in the spirit of progress. Budgets are tweaked to…

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The Textile Design Lab Summer of Creativity

Monday, July 11, 2016
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Do your patterns always seem to fall short of your vision? Before long you start doubting your work, trying too hard to make something happen, and eventually you…

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