Featured Designer: Molly Fitzpatrick

Friday, November 17, 2017

Today I am proud to feature a Pattern Observer alumnus, Molly Fitzpatrick. I met Molly about five years ago in one of our marketing workshops. Since that time,…

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Featured Designer: Sable&Soul

Friday, November 3, 2017

I discovered Sable&Soul’s work on Instagram a month or so ago and instantly fell in love with the gorgeous textiles and emotive brand that Hayley McCrirrick & Bronagh…

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Featured Designer: Ana Sanfelippo

Friday, September 29, 2017

You’re going to want to grab a seat for this post. The work of Ana Sanfelippo is so swoon worthy that you might stumble a bit. Ana Sanfelippo…

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In Memory of Jane Lewis

Monday, September 18, 2017

On August 24, 2017 we lost Jane Lewis, one of the most talented and knowledgeable textile designers in the quilting industry. Jane had been battling lung cancer since…

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Featured Designer: Grace Noël

Friday, September 8, 2017

Spirit, life, whimsical, endearing. These are all words that came to mind as I reviewed Grace Noël’s work for this post. In 2012 Grace discovered the world of…

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Featured Designer: Laura Varsky

Friday, September 1, 2017

Today I am thrilled to feature the work of Laura Varsky, a pattern designer who lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I was immediately struck by the…

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Featured Designer: Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Friday, August 11, 2017

Since moving to Asheville, NC a few years ago, I have become increasingly interested in the art of woven and hand-dyed textiles. Fiber artists are able to turn…

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Featured Designer: Abigail Pymer

Friday, August 4, 2017

These luscious patterns are a part of Return to Nature, a new womenswear fashion collection created by printed textile designer Abigail Pymer. I was immediately struck by the…

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

Monday, July 31, 2017

Chelsea’s Challenge is a monthly post series in the Textile Design Lab, in which we share trends and inspiration to help our students build pattern collections for their portfolios. During the…

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Featured Designer: Flaminia Saccucci

Friday, July 28, 2017

Today we have the honor of featuring the work of Flaminia Saccucci, an Italian fashion and textile designer based in Rome, Italy. Flaminia graduated from Central Saint Martins…

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