Textile Design E-Courses


In today’s marketplace an online portfolio website is the most important tool that you have to market your work. With an online portfolio, potential clients from around the world can review your work, get to know your personality, and understand your services at their convenience. Learn how to design your online portfolio through this four week workshop starting August 25th. Learn more here!

New to Pattern Observer? Start Here! Bring clarity and focus to your collection development process through our most popular course, The Sellable Sketch. This system has changed the lives of hundreds of designers and will take the guesswork out of what to design each season! This course is now free as part of our Textile Design Lab membership. START TODAY.

How would it feel to stop guessing your way through the repeat process? How would it feel to go beyond the standard set and tossed layouts that you have used for years? How would it feel to have a system to developing patterns and repeats that you can refer back to when you are feeling overwhelmed or lost? Your design process would feel EMPOWERED and you would have the CONFIDENCE to get your work out into the world. This course is now free as part of our Textile Design Lab membership. START TODAY.


It’s technically easy to start a blog. There are countless free platforms, services and tutorials to walk someone through the process, but once a blog has been created, what happens next? Many designers blog for several weeks or months only to find that they run out of post topics or never grow past a handful of readers. Does this sound familiar? In Blogging for The Pattern Industry, you’ll learn how to build a blog that helps you stand out in the marketplace and grow your business. With the right systems in place, blogging can be a painless, fun method to expanding your network and serving a community of readers. This course is now free as part of our Textile Design Lab membership. START TODAY.

textile design courses- Mastering Your Market

Mastering Your Market is a six week workshop that will open up a world of new opportunities for your business. You‘ll dig deeper into a market that you already love, explore new markets, try new artistic techniques and make new industry contacts. You‘ll grow, you‘ll be challenged and you‘ll be inspired to create. CLASS BEGINS OCTOBER 2014. Learn more here!


If you want to begin making money as a professional textile designer, but lack experience working directly with clients then I invite you to join me for The Freelance Bootcamp. In the Freelance Bootcamp you’ll learn how to communicate, deliver and invoice for the technical repeat skills learned in our popular course, The Ultimate Guide to Repeats. CLASS BEGINS SPRING 2015. Learn more here!