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: Carolyn Rebuffel of WorkRoom C

Friday, November 18, 2016
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Carolyn Rebuffel of WorkRoom C, is an interior designer and textile designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area who turned to textile design out of necessity: “WorkRoom…

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Printsource Recap – Trade Show Takeaways and Tips from a First Time Exhibitor

Friday, November 11, 2016

*Guest post by Esther Shavon of E’FLOMAE. In August 2016 I debuted my trade show experience at Printsource New York through my print studio E’FLOMAE. Since then I…

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Featured Designer: Laura Hart of Surface House

Friday, October 28, 2016
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As soon as Laura Hart’s work landed in our inbox, we became instant fans! Laura runs her own print design business in the UK called Surface House, which…

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Featured Designer: Shandra Smith

Friday, October 14, 2016

What better way to wrap up this week than with these eye-catching designs from Canadian Artist and Designer Shandra Smith. Known for her bold and graphic style, Shandra…

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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: Ellie Way

Friday, September 30, 2016
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Ellie Way recently finished her degree in Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design at Leeds College of Art, and exhibited three unique collections at her Degree Show and at New Designers…

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Featured Designer: Gauri Malhotra

Friday, September 23, 2016

Textures, details, and layers—these are all things we love as textile designers and no one uses them in a more exquisite way than designer Gauri Malhotra. We first…

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Featured Designer: Richard Baker

Friday, September 16, 2016
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Today we are highlighting the amazing work of UK-based surface pattern designer Richard Baker. His bold and vibrant florals are such a breath of fresh air and we…

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Found Patterns: Tropical Fish

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Pesce Scropione” by Giorgio Minguzzi (cropped from original),  “Cal Academy of Sciences” by Anita Hart (cropped from original),  “Discus in Carmel” by David Dennis (cropped from original),  “Barry” by Qiou87 (cropped from original),  “IMG_4004.jpg” by kntrty (cropped from original),  “Tropical fish”…

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