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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Featured Designer: Carolina Abarca

Friday, June 26, 2015
Damask-coral copy

Carolina’s “Ethnic Spring” collection    Carolina Abarca is a former research scientist, originally from Chile and now leaving near Barcelona with her husband and two children. She describes her…

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Featured Designer: Leslie Goldstein

Friday, June 5, 2015

I always love wrapping up the week with a featured designer post. The variety of styles and techniques showcased by different designers always sends me into the weekend…

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Featured Designer: Dawn Gonzales

Friday, May 29, 2015

When I first saw Dawn Gonzales’s patterns I am pretty sure I audibly gasped–such a breath of fresh air! She expertly mixes motifs into highly detailed yet unfussy…

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Featured Designer: Magda Bardzinska-Frank

Friday, May 22, 2015

These playful, summery designs are the work of Magda Bardzinska-Frank, a surface pattern designer who works under the name Magda Lena Designs. Magda designs for “various industries, including: home goods,…

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Surtex Preview: Robin Z Studio

Friday, May 8, 2015

To wrap up the week we are delighted to share these vibrant, energetic prints created by Robin Zietz of Robin Z Studio. I’ve always loved finding overlaps in science…

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Mansi Shah Scarves

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

All photos by Soohang Lee It is a real treat to share a sampling of the Mansi Shah scarf collection with you today, not only for the eye-catching, on-trend…

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