Surtex Preview: Kevin Brackley

Friday, April 22, 2016

To kick off this year’s Surtex features we are featuring the work of surface pattern and graphic designer (and Textile Design Lab member!) Kevin Brackley, who will be exhibiting at…

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Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: Rocío Fatás a.k.a. The Soul of Birds

Friday, April 15, 2016

Today the spotlight is on Textile Design Lab member Rocío Fatás, who designs under the name The Soul of Birds. Rocío is a prolific designer and it is always…

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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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Vivien Haley’s Elementa Collection

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Vivien Haley Hibiscus square and rectangle silk scarves

It is always such a joy to hear from designers we’ve featured in the past and see what new and wonderful things they are up to. Vivien Haley…

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Featured Designer: Bryna Shields

Friday, April 1, 2016

You are certainly in for a textural treat today! We are excited to feature the work of Bryna Shields, an illustrator and surface designer based in Portland, OR….

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Featured Designer: Catarina Guerreiro

Friday, March 18, 2016

It’s difficult for me to identify what I love most about Catarina Guerreiro’s work. Is it the texture? The color palettes? The movement? The expressive quality of each…

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Featured Studio: Betta Design

Friday, March 11, 2016

Three years ago Roberta Montorfano made Australia her home and since then has worked hard to follow her dreams and achieve her goal of designing every day for herself. A…

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Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: John Wylie

Friday, March 4, 2016

John Wylie is one of over 400 members who make up our talented Textile Design Lab community, and the quality and breadth of his work continually impresses and…

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From the Textile Design Lab: Chelsea’s Challenge – “Earthed”

Monday, February 29, 2016

Chelsea’s Challenge is a monthly post series in the Textile Design Lab, in which we share design ideas and inspiration to help our students build pattern collections their portfolios. During…

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Heimtextil 2016 – First time exhibitor experience – by Elena Belokrinitski

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

I’ve been dreaming about the Heimtextil Fair for ages. Ever since I was a Textile Major at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, I’d been hearing a…

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