Featured Designer: Suzie Pan

Friday, December 2, 2016
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Looking out my window with a cover of fresh snow on the ground, these beautifully moody digital florals by Suzie Pan feel like the perfect way to kick off December!…

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Featured Designer: Ashley Chase

Friday, October 7, 2016
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This week we are thrilled to introduce you to Ashley Chase. Ashley is a fashion designer, artist and textile designer who grew up on Martha’s Vineyard and quickly…

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Featured Designer: Marina Oliveira of Cottonflower Studio

Friday, August 12, 2016
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Marina Oliveira is a surface pattern designer and illustrator who lives in Brazil with her husband, her three cats and a dog. She graduated in architecture and worked for ten years as an interior designer…

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Surtex Preview: Jeanetta Gonzales

Thursday, May 12, 2016
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Jeanetta Gonzales is a designer and artist in Los Angeles specializing in surface and textile design. Her feminine, vibrant style is influenced by her love of global and classic…

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Featured Designer: Gillian Arnold

Friday, April 8, 2016

Some weeks I look at our featured designer’s work and a million thoughts and insights and observations come to mind. Other weeks I am left speechless; totally in…

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Featured Designer: Anne Kulasi

Friday, January 29, 2016

I love Anne Kulasi’s use of a limited color palette in these patterns from her Botanica home décor collection. Unlike apparel, which you can change day by day, or even hour by…

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Dari Design Studio

Friday, December 4, 2015
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What better way to wrap up the week than with these vibrant patterns by Dari Design Studio?! We are thrilled to welcome them to the blog and are…

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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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Featured Designer: Cathy Westrell Nordström of Studio Lilla Form

Friday, July 10, 2015
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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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