Surtex Preview: Amy Reber

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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You may recognize Amy Reber as the winner of our recent textile design competition with P&B Textiles. Well next week she will be taking on a new challenge and…

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Surtex Preview: Robin Z Studio

Friday, May 8, 2015
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To wrap up the week we are delighted to share these vibrant, energetic prints created by Robin Zietz of Robin Z Studio. I’ve always loved finding overlaps in science…

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Surtex Preview: Susanne Kasielke

Thursday, May 7, 2015
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Susanne Kasielke is a German-born artist, illustrator, and surface pattern designer now based in the Washington DC area. She has a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design and Fine Arts. After several…

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Trade Shows 101 with Bari J. Ackerman

Monday, April 20, 2015
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Each month in The Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. We have been lucky to have Bari J. Ackerman of Bari…

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Surtex Preview: Part Two

Thursday, May 15, 2014
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Missed Part One? Check it out here. Surtex is an annual print show held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. This year’s show will feature…

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Surtex Preview: Part One

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Surtex is coming up in just a few days (May 18th-20th) with over 300 exhibitors from around the world gathering to show their print and pattern offerings at…

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Interview with Khristian A. Howell

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Are you interested in licensing your patterns or possibly attending Surtex? If so, you are in for a treat! I recently sat down with famed designer Khristian A….

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Surtex 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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Surtex is coming up next month (May 19th-21st) and if you are exhibiting we would love to help spread the word! This is a call for your promotional…

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Surtex Shots

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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Hi there! Mark Cesarik (Booth 135) and Nicole Tamarin (Booth 663) were both kind enough to send over pictures of their Surtex booth. If you are at the…

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Surtex Debut: Designer Kate Thomas

Monday, May 21, 2012
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I am taking a break from Monday’s usual “Found Pattern” post to highlight one of my favorite new designers to present at Surtex, Kate Thomas. I adore her…

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