Creating Art for Digitally Printed Quilting Fabric with Kim Gann

Monday, November 23, 2015
Kim Gann, guest expert on Pattern Observer

Each month in the Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise, and for the month of November we have…

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Customized Garments from 3rd Rail

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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Over the years we’ve heard from many up-and-coming designers who want to start their own clothing line featuring their pattern designs but don’t know where to turn for…

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Instagram Challenge: Paper Play

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Several months ago a client requested that we develop a realistic map of a mountain, much like the hand-painted masterpieces that you see in vintage atlases. I am…

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From the Textile Design Lab: Tidal Beachcomber Tutorial

Monday, November 2, 2015
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In our latest Textile Design Lab tutorial Chelsea shares her steps to creating the textural geometrics that are trending for Spring/ Summer ’17, drawing inspiration from WGSN’s “Tidal Beachcomber”…

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Why I Believe in Blogging… Even when it’s hard.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

We are proud to present this guest post from Michelle Hunter of Michelle Hunter Creative. Blogging… Ugh. If you’re like most creative business owners, the LAST thing you…

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Designing Textiles for High-End Interiors with Caroline Cecil

Monday, October 19, 2015

Each month in the Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. For the month of October our guest expert is Caroline Cecil,…

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The Graphic Designer’s Guide to Textile Design

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A few months ago I started thinking about the graphic designers I know. The creative and talented people who design for print and digital media like web pages…

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Watercolor Techniques with Lital Gold

Monday, September 28, 2015

This month in the Textile Design Lab we are honored to host guest expert Lital Gold, a textile designer and artist originally from Israel, who moved to Philadelphia in 2011 to…

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Fashion Illustration with TJ Walker

Monday, August 31, 2015
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TJ Walker is a fashion designer and the co-founder of the streetwear brand Cross Colours, and has over two decades of experience designing clothing. This month in the Textile Design…

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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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