5 Super Sly Tips to Forecasting Trends in YOUR Market

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
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* Peter Pilotto Resort 2013 via vogue.com One thing that I have noticed over the last few months is that there is a great deal of fear and…

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Textile Design Pricing: Licensing Your Work

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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Hi there! A few months ago I posted my thoughts on pricing exclusive textile designs, and in response I have received several questions on how to sell one’s…

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Photoshop Tip: Cleaning Out Your Patterns

Thursday, January 12, 2012
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January is a wonderful time of year to clean up your files and give your computer a little breathing room for the upcoming year! This includes editing your…

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Pattern Observer Wants to Hear From You!

Friday, December 30, 2011

*image via Pedro Szekely Happy New Year!!!! The Pattern Observer calendar is starting to fill up, but I am holding several spots open for designer features, so…if you are…

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Q&A with Kim Kight, Author of The Field Guide to Fabric Design

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of interviewing Kim Kight from Trueup.net (website now defunct.) In this interview we discuss her new book, The Field Guide to Fabric Design,…

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How to Price Exclusive Textile Designs

Thursday, November 10, 2011
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It’s not always easy to determine the right price for your latest print or pattern. You want the business to grow and to gain clients, but you also…

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Step Five: Five Steps to a Butt Kickin’ Portfolio project

Friday, July 22, 2011

I am thrilled to release the final step to creating that Butt Kickin’ Portfolio Project! I mention a few upcoming classes in the video, but be sure to…

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Giveaway: Carbonmade

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Carbonmade

Exciting News!!!! In last week’s newsletter I shared a quick and fabulous way to create an online portfolio in an hour: Carbonmade.com. I recieve lots of submissions for…

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Pattern Observer wants to hear from you!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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*image via Pedro Szekely Hey there! There are lots of new readers to the Pattern Observer community so I wanted to re-post my call for submissions. If you are…

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Step One: Five steps to a butt kickin’ portfolio project!

Monday, May 23, 2011

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