Featured Designer: Jane Cooke

Friday, November 13, 2015
1. FeaturedDesigner-Folk Garden

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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Featured Designer: Cathy Westrell Nordström of Studio Lilla Form

Friday, July 10, 2015

Cathy Westrell Nordström, of Studio Lilla Form, is a Swedish graphic designer turned surface pattern designer living in Stockholm with her husband and three small children. Having recently…

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Creating a Multimedia Floral Print with Shyanne Clarke

Monday, June 22, 2015
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Each month in the Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. Shyanne Clarke is an Australian textile designer who runs Dail Design Studio, and…

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Featured Designer: Sareka Unique

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sareka Unique Smith is a Michigan-based illustrator and surface pattern designer who creates bold, colorful patterns under the brand name Sareka Unique. She designs patterns intended for home decor,…

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Carrie Tasman’s “Florianna” Collection with P&B Textiles

Friday, May 15, 2015

Carrie Tasman is painter and pattern designer based in the Pacific Northwest whose style is “color-drenched, playful, and pattern-full.” She sells original artwork, prints and cards, and has…

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Product Feature: Ali Benyon Designs

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
AB Designs Collection 2015

Ali Benyon’s products are so cheery and really evoke a springtime feeling with her colorful mix of flowers and butterflies. (Just the boost I need when I look…

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From The Textile Design Lab: Floral Layout with Chelsea

Monday, February 24, 2014

Each month in The Textile Design Lab we share a pattern design tutorial to introduce new techniques and concepts and help give our students an edge in this…

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Street Patterns: Floral Ikat

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
floral ikat street patterns

Post by Victoria Snape. Images via: (Top row left) Kathleen Ann Home (Middle row left) Funky Old Soul (Middle row right) LesOubliettes (Bottom row right) Viola Jeans Crafts

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Featured Designers: Wendy and Michelle Arbeit of Lulet

Friday, December 6, 2013

Wendy and Michelle Arbeit are an identical twin duo who go by “Lulet” (which means flowers in Albanian and pearl in Amharic). Their signature bright style is highly…

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Street Patterns: Ornate Floral

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Ornate floral street patterns

Post by Victoria Snape. Images via: (Top row right) Preaime vintage, (Middle row left) Plum and Pigeon, (Bottom row left) Tomacrafts

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