Featured Designer: Skye McNeill

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

While most of the work we have highlighted in our Surtex series has been illustrative, today we are sharing the work of designer Skye McNeill, who will be…

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Featured Designer: Lizzie Clark

Monday, May 8, 2017

This week we are kicking off our Surtex features with the beautiful work of designer Lizzie Clark. Lizzie Clark has been a solo graphic design practitioner, with women-owned…

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Featured Designer: Pippa Shaw

Sunday, May 7, 2017

I am delighted to highlight the work of another designer who will be exhibiting at Surtex in just a few weeks—the talented Pippa Shaw. Pippa is a fine…

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Featured Designer: Theresa Haberkorn

Friday, May 5, 2017

I am thrilled to wrap up this week with the beautiful work of Theresa Haberkorn, who will be exhibiting at Surtex in just a few short weeks (May…

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Featured Designer: Emma McGowan

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Surtex is right around the corner (May 21-23) and I am thrilled to kick off our series of Surtex features with one of my favorite designers, Emma McGowan….

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Featured Designer: Pupapop

Friday, April 28, 2017

Designing beautiful, marketable patterns is difficult enough, but throw in merchandising, marketing, and production? That’s a handful. And that’s the enormous task that Pupapop took on in 2015…

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Featured Designer: Paola Pagano

Friday, April 21, 2017

I am thrilled to introduce you to work from Paola Pagano. When I was reviewing Paola’s work I was immediately struck by the depth, richness, and emotion within…

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Featured Designer: Carolyn Rebuffel

Friday, April 14, 2017

Prepare your eyes for some major eye-candy! One of our favorite home decor fabric companies, Workroom C, recently released their new spring line of fabrics and we are…

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Featured Designer: Kate Marsden

Friday, April 7, 2017

Between work and family and our big move across the country last year, I haven’t had time for a lot of traveling. However, I’ve been dreaming of the…

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2016 Victories

Friday, January 6, 2017

We recently wrapped up our 2017 goals course in the Textile Design Lab. The first assignment in the course was for each designer to take a moment to…

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