Textile Design E-Courses

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.

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 SEPTEMBER 29, 2014. Learn more here!


Adobe Photoshop is an extremely powerful program with countless options, tools, and settings that can open up a world of opportunity for designers. With this workshop, our goal is to help you discover the most efficient and effective use of the program while creating the artwork that you love to design. Class starts February 2, 2015. Learn more here!


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 on March 2, 2015. 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!