Featured Designer: Amelia Graham

Friday, November 27, 2015

It’s always exciting to see what past featured designers have been up to, and we are delighted to welcome back London-based textile designer Amelia Graham (first featured on Pattern Observer here a…

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Found Patterns: Knits

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Knitting” by elitatt (cropped from original),  “framgang” by Elisabeth Augusta Borchgrevink,  “Warm Fair Isle” by Diane Wellman,  “Knitted rainbow” by tiffany terry (cropped from original),  “knit blanket” by Chris Phan (cropped from original),  “Knit Texture 3” by beep1o (cropped from original),  “Knit Texture 8” by beep1o,  “White…

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Creating Art for Digitally Printed Quilting Fabric with Kim Gann

Monday, November 23, 2015
Kim Gann, guest expert on Pattern Observer

Each month in the Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise, and for the month of November we have…

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Featured Designer: April Mawhinney

Friday, November 20, 2015

Aren’t these nature-inspired patterns by April Mawhinney just the prettiest? You can plainly see the care and attention to detail that goes into her design process yet there is also a…

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Elizabeth McGarrigle and The Sellable Sketch

Saturday, November 14, 2015

In celebration of our Sellable Sketch Group Study that starts Monday, November 16th, we are proud to share another fabulous collection created by a recent graduate of the course. Elizabeth…

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Featured Designer: Jane Cooke

Friday, November 13, 2015
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How stunning are these detailed florals by Jane Cooke?! Jane is one of just eleven designers to have received the Pattern Observer Award of Excellence, for designers who have…

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Rebekah Strunz-Sherpa and The Sellable Sketch

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Jezabelle Main Print

Rebekah Strunz-Sherpa is a current Textile Design Lab member and designs under the name April Hitchcock Pattern Design. She recently completed our Sellable Sketch group study, having created this beautiful…

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The Latest from Dikla Levsky Textile Design Studio

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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You may remember Dikla Levsky’s beautiful textile designs from our past posts here and here. Today Dikla is back with her new collection of patterned scarves, kimonos and blouses and…

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Featured Designer: Cristina Bartl Villa

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Happy Wednesday! Today it is our pleasure to share with you the wonderfully eclectic work of illustrator and surface designer Cristina Bartl Villa. Born in 1987 in Barcelona, Cristina was raised in Germany…

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From the Textile Design Lab: Tidal Beachcomber Tutorial

Monday, November 2, 2015
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In our latest Textile Design Lab tutorial Chelsea shares her steps to creating the textural geometrics that are trending for Spring/ Summer ’17, drawing inspiration from WGSN’s “Tidal Beachcomber”…

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