Featured Designer: April Mawhinney

Friday, November 20, 2015

Aren’t these nature-inspired patterns by April Mawhinney just the prettiest? You can plainly see the care and attention to detail that goes into her design process yet there is also a…

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Elizabeth McGarrigle and The Sellable Sketch

Saturday, November 14, 2015

In celebration of our Sellable Sketch Group Study that starts Monday, November 16th, we are proud to share another fabulous collection created by a recent graduate of the course. Elizabeth…

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Featured Designer: Jane Cooke

Friday, November 13, 2015
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How stunning are these detailed florals by Jane Cooke?! Jane is one of just eleven designers to have received the Pattern Observer Award of Excellence, for designers who have…

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Rebekah Strunz-Sherpa and The Sellable Sketch

Thursday, November 12, 2015
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Rebekah Strunz-Sherpa is a current Textile Design Lab member and designs under the name April Hitchcock Pattern Design. She recently completed our Sellable Sketch group study, having created this beautiful…

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The Latest from Dikla Levsky Textile Design Studio

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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You may remember Dikla Levsky’s beautiful textile designs from our past posts here and here. Today Dikla is back with her new collection of patterned scarves, kimonos and blouses and…

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Featured Designer: Abby Galloway

Friday, November 6, 2015

Today we are excited to share the fabulous work of Abby Galloway, a self taught designer from a small town in Kentucky who has been illustrating and creating textile patterns for the…

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Featured Designer: Cristina Bartl Villa

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Happy Wednesday! Today it is our pleasure to share with you the wonderfully eclectic work of illustrator and surface designer Cristina Bartl Villa. Born in 1987 in Barcelona, Cristina was raised in Germany…

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Featured Designer: Vivian Kvitka

Friday, October 30, 2015

To wrap up the week we are excited to share these patterns by the talented Vivian Kvitka, who designs under the brand name TheGoodVIV. “I am currently based…

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Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: Fernanda Sternieri

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Once a month it is my privilege to share some of the outstanding work taking place in our Textile Design Lab community by turning the spotlight on one…

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Bettyjoy Design Studio

Friday, October 23, 2015

Bettyjoy Design Studio founder Lucia Wilkinson has a passion for the outdoors and nature and it sure comes through in her patterns! Her specialty is “designs for children and young at…

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