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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Welcoming Lise Gulassa and MaryJane Mitchell to the Textile Design Lab Team

Monday, July 24, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that designers Lise Gulassa and MaryJane Mitchell have joined our Textile Design Lab team of industry experts! Each of these remarkable ladies checks our private…

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Featured Designer: Isabel Serna

Friday, July 21, 2017

Today it is our honor to feature the work of Isabel Serna of Black Lamb Studio. Isabel has lived an exciting life, filled with travel and new experiences….

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Featured Designer: Cyrille Thonon

Friday, July 14, 2017

Today we have the pleasure of featuring the work of Cyrille Thonon, a talented designer who creates original prints and patterns for clients, as well as her own…

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