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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Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: Casey Saccomanno

Friday, February 5, 2016
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Today I am so thrilled to turn the spotlight on Textile Design Lab member Casey Saccomanno, whose intricate hand-painted style never ceases to make my mouth drop open and my eyes widen…

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Featured Designer: Kate Hougen of MiraJeanDesigns

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Photo credits: MiraJeanDesigns and Shelly Han Photography Kate Hougen is the owner and designer behind the “colorful and coastal” MiraJeanDesigns, whose mission is “to make homes brighter via…

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Featured Designer: Anne Kulasi

Friday, January 29, 2016

I love Anne Kulasi’s use of a limited color palette in these patterns from her Botanica home décor collection. Unlike apparel, which you can change day by day, or even hour by…

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Featured Designer: Christelle Cellier

Friday, January 8, 2016
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To wrap up the week we are delighted to feature the work of Christelle Cellier, a graphic artist and textile designer based in Lille, France. After twelve years…

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Featured Designer: Alicia Chimento

Friday, December 18, 2015
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Textile designer and artist Alicia Chimento is an active member of our Textile Design Lab community and it is our great honor to share her work with you today….

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The Savannah Hayes Inaugural Collection

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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All photos by Janelle Bendycki   Savannah Hayes is a textile designer based in Pittsburgh, PA. She recently launched her first collection of products, which include fabric by the yard,…

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Show Off Your Surface Pattern Designs with Stunning Photos

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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We are so excited to welcome back Dari Design Studio, who we recently featured here, to share this fantastic tutorial on how to photograph your surface pattern designs to…

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Featured Designer: Katy Welsh

Friday, December 11, 2015
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  Today it is our honor to share these breathtaking hand-printed patterns created by Katy Welsh. Katy writes, “I am in my final year at Leeds college of…

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Amy Reber’s Seafarer Collection

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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You may remember Amy Reber as the winner of the P&B Textiles and Pattern Observer 2015 Textile Design Competition. Well Amy has been a very busy bee this year…

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