Surtex Preview: Kevin Brackley

Friday, April 22, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 their portfolios. During…

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Heimtextil 2016 – First time exhibitor experience – by Elena Belokrinitski

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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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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