Surtex Preview: Jeanetta Gonzales

Thursday, May 12, 2016

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

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

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
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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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