Interview with Caroline Cecil, Guest Expert for October in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, October 5, 2015

We are thrilled to announce that our Textile Design Lab guest expert for the month of October is Caroline Cecil, the CEO and founder of San Francisco-based Caroline Cecil Textiles. Caroline…

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Featured Designer: Fizah Malik

Friday, October 2, 2015
Pattern Observer Featured Designer Fizah Malik

Fizah Malik is a freelance textile designer from Sydney, Australia and currently works from home where she is also a busy mommy of a 20 month old. She has been working in the industry…

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Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: Crissie Rodda

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: Crissie Rodda

For our third Textile Design Lab member spotlight (previous posts here and here) I am delighted to introduce you to Crissie Rodda. Crissie created the patterns above as part…

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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: Pepa Migli

Friday, September 25, 2015
PEPA MIGLI Pattern Observer

How stunning are these patterns?! They are the work of Pepa Migli, a fashion designer, teacher, illustrator and creative based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pepa sets a wonderful example to continue learning and exploring in…

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Found Patterns: Plastics

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Many colored straws thrown on top of each other” by Horia Varlan (cropped from original),  “the merry family” by batintherain (cropped from original),  “Green Plastic Bricks” by funkblast (cropped from original),  “Free blue plastic faux…

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Featured Designer: Cecilie Okada

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Today we are thrilled to feature the work of Cecilie Okada. Cecilie found her passion for pattern when she moved from Norway to Japan in 2011. Recently, a…

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Liz Plummer’s Train Ticket Art Project

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Liz Plummer is a textile artist and surface pattern designer based in the UK, and has undertaken an wonderfully inspiring project that “illustrates the benefits of committing to do at least…

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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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Product Feature: Made By Mrs M

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Kate Marsden Made By Mrs M

Made By Mrs M is a UK-based brand with a colorful range of products from mugs to cushions, lampshades to notebooks, as well as selling their original fabric…

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