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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Featured Designer: Olu Vandenbussche

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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‘Meanwhile below the surface’: print inspired by my childhood pets (goldfish), dress by Lily&Woody Custom print inspired by the dinosaur collection and toolbox of this 4-year old, shirt…

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From the Textile Design Lab: Chelsea’s Challenge – “Graphic Statements”

Friday, July 15, 2016
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Chelsea’s Challenge is a monthly post series in the Textile Design Lab, in which we share design ideas and inspiration to help our students build pattern collections for their…

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Featured Designer: Ryan Swanson

Friday, July 8, 2016
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The motto that greets you on the homepage of Ryan Swanson’s website is, “I Work As A Designer But I’m Secretly An Artist.” Ryan is a graduate of Savannah College of Art…

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Featured Designer: Leigh Jacobs

Friday, July 1, 2016
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Leigh Jacobs is a textile designer who left her corporate job this past winter to begin a freelance career. She studied textile design at North Carolina State University, graduating in 2008, and prior to that…

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Featured Designer: Stephanie Breeze of Breeze Design Studio

Friday, June 24, 2016
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Stephanie Breeze is a freelance illustrator and textile designer working from her home studio based in Cheltenham, England. She also has her own line of products comprised of…

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The Brise Soleil Collection by Skinny laMinx

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Skinny laMinx Cushions

We’ve been Skinny laMinx fans for quite some time, so it was a real treat to hear from owner and head designer Heather Moore with news of the latest collection, Brise Soleil. Read on…

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Featured Designer: Courtney Capone

Friday, June 17, 2016

Courtney Capone is a New York-based designer and illustrator specializing in surface pattern design. Her lifelong love of doodling, which used to get her in trouble in class,…

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Featured Designer: Megan Read

Friday, June 10, 2016
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Talent alert!! Megan Read completely wowed us with her whimsical illustrative patterns, and not just due to the painstaking detail found in her work (which alone is quite something to…

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Interview with MaryJane Mitchell, Guest Expert for June in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, June 6, 2016
MaryJane Mitchell guest expert interview on Pattern Observer

MaryJane in her studio with her Ahoy Matey Fabrics – photo by Karen Krogh   It is our pleasure to introduce our guest expert for the month of…

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