Featured Designer: Olu Vandenbussche

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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‘Meanwhile below the surface’: print inspired by my childhood pets (goldfish), dress by Lily&Woody Custom print inspired by the dinosaur collection and toolbox of this 4-year old, shirt…

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

Friday, July 15, 2016
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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 for their…

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The Textile Design Lab Summer of Creativity

Monday, July 11, 2016
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Do your patterns always seem to fall short of your vision? Before long you start doubting your work, trying too hard to make something happen, and eventually you…

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Featured Designer: Ryan Swanson

Friday, July 8, 2016
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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: Leigh Jacobs

Friday, July 1, 2016
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Leigh Jacobs is a textile designer who left her corporate job this past winter to begin a freelance career. She studied textile design at North Carolina State University, graduating in 2008, and prior to that…

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Featured Designer: Stephanie Breeze of Breeze Design Studio

Friday, June 24, 2016
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Stephanie Breeze is a freelance illustrator and textile designer working from her home studio based in Cheltenham, England. She also has her own line of products comprised of…

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Featured Designer: Courtney Capone

Friday, June 17, 2016

Courtney Capone is a New York-based designer and illustrator specializing in surface pattern design. Her lifelong love of doodling, which used to get her in trouble in class,…

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Featured Designer: Megan Read

Friday, June 10, 2016
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Talent alert!! Megan Read completely wowed us with her whimsical illustrative patterns, and not just due to the painstaking detail found in her work (which alone is quite something to…

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Surtex Preview: Rebecca Stoner

Sunday, May 15, 2016
Rebecca Stoner Surtex preview on Pattern Observer https://patternobserver.com/2016/05/15/surtex-preview-rebecca-stoner/

Rebecca Stoner is a Surface Pattern Designer and Illustrator based in the UK and is making her debut at Surtex with her new licensing agent MHS Licensing!  She creates…

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Surtex Preview: Natasha Kirby

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Natasha Kirby Surtex preview on Pattern Observer https://patternobserver.com/2016/05/14/surtex-preview-natasha-kirby/

Natasha Kirby is a painter and surface designer based in London and Kent. We are head-over-heels for her colorful, detailed florals and are so excited to share her…

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