Interview with Dari Design Studio, Guest Experts for May in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, May 16, 2016
Interview with Dari Design Studio on Pattern Observer

Dariela and Dariana Cruz founded Dari Design Studio in 2009, with a “mission to infuse your life with creativity, a sense of style, and bold vibrant designs.” The California based sisters (Dariela…

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Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: Rocío Fatás a.k.a. The Soul of Birds

Friday, April 15, 2016

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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Interview with Nikky Starrett, Guest Expert for March in the Textile Design Lab

Sunday, March 6, 2016
Copper Paisley on Shower Curtain

Nikky Starrett is a freelance pattern designer and illustrator based in Canada, with a background designing patterns for a furniture wholesaler. Her focus is on “providing exclusive original…

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Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: John Wylie

Friday, March 4, 2016

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

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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Lo-Temp Batik with Maria Ogedengbe

Monday, February 22, 2016

Each month in the Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. For the month of February we have been lucky to have Maria…

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Interview with Maria Ogedengbe, Guest Expert for February in the Textile Design Lab

Sunday, February 7, 2016

It is our great pleasure to welcome back Maria Ogedengbe to the blog this month (you may remember her as a featured artist from this past fall,) and to announce that…

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From the Textile Design Lab: Chelsea’s Challenge – “Tropical Iridescence” Collections

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

We had another bang-up round of Chelsea’s Challenge in the Textile Design Lab, with some truly stunning pattern collections created around WGSN’s “Tropical Iridescence” trend. I can’t tell you how inspiring…

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Interview with Sew Heidi, Guest Expert for January in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, January 11, 2016

We could not be more thrilled to welcome back Sew Heidi to the blog (check out her fabulous recent guest post) and to announce that she will be joining us this month…

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From The Textile Design Lab: Chelsea’s Challenge – “Tidal Beachcomber” Collections

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Adriana Generallo on Pattern Observer

If you’re a regular reader of the blog you probably saw Chelsea’s tutorial from last month inspired by WGSN’s “Tidal Beachcomber” trend for Spring/ Summer ’17, and our subsequent…

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