Show Off Your Surface Pattern Designs with Stunning Photos

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Dari Design Studio guest post on Pattern Observer

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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Inside The Studio: Expanding your Business with a Balanced Portfolio

Monday, December 14, 2015

When you’re first starting your textile design business it’s important to focus your business in some way. Perhaps you want to tailor it to a particular artistic style,…

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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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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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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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Watercolor Techniques with Lital Gold

Monday, September 28, 2015
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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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Designing on the iPad with Naila Malik

Monday, July 20, 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. Naila Malik is a British textile designer and lecturer and we are delighted…

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From the Textile Design Lab: Creating a Repeat by Hand with Manisha Harkins

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Photoshop and Illustrator are wonderful tools for creating repeats, but they are certainly not the only way, and we often are asked about ways of creating a repeat…

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Cleaning Your Scan: An excerpt from Photoshop for Designers

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

From time to time we all have to work with troublesome scans. In this excerpt from our Photoshop for Designers workshop Sherry demonstrates how to fix a scan…

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