Designing for Kitchen Textiles with Laura Olivia

Monday, December 21, 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. For the month of December we have been honored…

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Interview with Laura Olivia, Guest Expert for December in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, December 7, 2015
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Laura Olivia established her surface pattern design studio back in 2010 and has since worked with clients in the interiors, stationery, fashion and beauty product industries all over…

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Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: Lara Gurney

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: Lara Gurney

Today we turn our spotlight on one of our treasured Textile Design Lab members, the oh-so-talented Lara Gurney! Lara is a prolific creator of patterns and it is always exciting to see her latest…

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Creating Art for Digitally Printed Quilting Fabric with Kim Gann

Monday, November 23, 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, and for the month of November we have…

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Elizabeth McGarrigle and The Sellable Sketch

Saturday, November 14, 2015
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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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Rebekah Strunz-Sherpa and The Sellable Sketch

Thursday, November 12, 2015
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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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Interview with Kim Gann, Guest Expert for November in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, November 9, 2015

For the month of November we are delighted to welcome Kim Gann as our guest expert in the Textile Design Lab. Kim is a licensed artist with wall…

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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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Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: Fernanda Sternieri

Thursday, October 29, 2015
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Once a month it is my privilege to share some of the outstanding work taking place in our Textile Design Lab community by turning the spotlight on one…

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Designing Textiles for High-End Interiors with Caroline Cecil

Monday, October 19, 2015

Each month in the Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. For the month of October our guest expert is Caroline Cecil,…

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