Exploring the Wet Printing Process with Petri Juslin

Monday, March 17, 2014
Petri training

Each month in The Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. This month we are thrilled to have Petri…

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Indexing and Color Simplification

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Each month Sherry London will be bringing The Textile Design Lab an in depth post on how to improve our design process by using technology to its fullest…

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From The Textile Design Lab: Floral Layout with Chelsea

Monday, February 24, 2014

Each month in The Textile Design Lab we share a pattern design tutorial to introduce new techniques and concepts and help give our students an edge in this…

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Creative Sketchbooks with Naila Malik

Monday, February 17, 2014
Naila_Malik_PatternObserver

Each month The Textile Design Lab welcomes an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. This month we are excited to welcome Naila Malik, a British…

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After the Scan: Cleanup and Prep

Monday, February 10, 2014

Each month Sherry London will be bringing The Textile Design Lab an in depth post on how to improve our design process by using technology to its fullest…

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From The Textile Design Lab: Chelsea’s Challenge

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Chelsea’s Challenge is a twice-monthly post series in The Textile Design Lab, in which I share design ideas and inspiration to help get your creativity flowing! Whenever I…

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Sketching for Scanning

Monday, January 13, 2014

Hello! Each month Sherry London will be bringing The Textile Design Lab an in depth post on how to improve our design process by using technology to its…

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Illustrator vs. Photoshop

Monday, November 4, 2013
illyvpshop_update

Guest post by Sherry London. Controversy is always fun (if it’s polite), and designers can argue for hours whether Illustrator or Photoshop is better for surface pattern design. Each…

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Developing Professional Pattern Layouts

Monday, August 26, 2013

Today I want to discuss one of the simplest ways to begin creating (and sharing!) stunning patterns. When designers first enter the pattern design world, they typically illustrate…

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Photoshop Tip: Cleaning Out Your Patterns

Thursday, January 12, 2012
ClearingOutPalettes

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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