A New Activewear Challenge in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, July 17, 2017
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Each month in the Textile Design Lab we post a Chelsea’s Challenge with the goal of helping our members build their pattern portfolios. We provide a trend to focus…

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The 2017 Summer of Creativity

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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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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Interview with Kat Karnaky, Guest Expert for January in the Textile Design Lab

Sunday, January 15, 2017

We are thrilled to introduce our first guest expert of the year in the Textile Design Lab, the multi-talented Kat Karnaky! Not only is Kat an in-house textile designer…

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Interview with Eva Carlavilla, Guest Expert for November in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, November 7, 2016

  Eva Carlavilla is a freelance textile designer and artist who will be joining us as our guest expert this month in the Textile Design Lab. Eva will be offering…

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Interview with Jane Lewis, Guest Expert for October in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, October 17, 2016

Jane Lewis is our resident quilting expert in the Textile Design Lab and spends time on our private forums every Tuesday and Thursday, giving feedback on members’ patterns and…

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Interview with Jackie Shapiro of French Bull

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

As our guest expert this month in the Textile Design Lab, French Bull founder Jackie Shapiro kindly agreed to an in-depth interview on her business and designing for the…

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Interview with Jenn Coyle, Guest Expert for July in the Textile Design Lab

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Jenn Coyle is a designer, illustrator and blogger at Hello Brio, and we are thrilled to have her on board as our guest expert this month! Jenn consistently supplements…

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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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Interview with MaryJane Mitchell, Guest Expert for June in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, June 6, 2016
MaryJane Mitchell guest expert interview on Pattern Observer

MaryJane in her studio with her Ahoy Matey Fabrics – photo by Karen Krogh   It is our pleasure to introduce our guest expert for the month of…

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