Featured Designer: Ryan Swanson

Friday, July 8, 2016

The motto that greets you on the homepage of Ryan Swanson’s website is, “I Work As A Designer But I’m Secretly An Artist.” Ryan is a graduate of Savannah College of Art…

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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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Featured Designer: Christelle Cellier

Friday, January 8, 2016

To wrap up the week we are delighted to feature the work of Christelle Cellier, a graphic artist and textile designer based in Lille, France. After twelve years…

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How My Computer Skills Landed Me A Job in Fashion

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Guest post by Sew Heidi When I was a little kid, being a fashion designer seemed comparable to being a Hollywood actress – something that isn’t very practical…

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Featured Designer: Vivian Kvitka

Friday, October 30, 2015

To wrap up the week we are excited to share these patterns by the talented Vivian Kvitka, who designs under the brand name TheGoodVIV. “I am currently based…

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Interiors by Element

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

We love getting updates from past featured designers and seeing what new and exciting things they are up to! Perhaps you remember Belma Kapetanovic’s work from our feature a few autumns back…

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From the Textile Design Lab: Chelsea’s Challenge – Album Art

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Chelsea’s Challenge is one of the design challenges offered to members of the Textile Design Lab, with an archive of more than 60 individual challenges now available. Over the past several…

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Featured Designer: Nadia Hassan

Friday, September 4, 2015
Nadia Hassan featured on Pattern Observer

To wrap up the week we are delighted to welcome back Nadia Hassan, a Greensboro, North Carolina-based designer and illustrator. If you’re a long-time reader you may remember Nadia’s Pattern…

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Featured Designer: Brenda Zapotosky

Friday, July 24, 2015
Floral Bliss Tropical by Brenda Zapotosky

Brenda Zapotosky is an “illustrator, artist and designer specializing in surface patterns, greeting cards, stationery, scrapbooking products, and fabric design.” We love Brenda’s playful style and her exciting…

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From the Textile Design Lab: Complex Geometrics Design Tutorial

Sunday, June 28, 2015
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As part of our online learning community, the Textile Design Lab, we share pattern design tutorials to introduce new techniques and concepts and help give our students an edge…

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