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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Featured Design Studio: 02 Gatos

Friday, August 8, 2014

02Gatos is an international creative design studio led by Daniel Bo and Flo Monti, “a prolific young couple of that brings innovation, contemporary art and unique intelligence to projects…

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Using Trend Services in an Authentic Way

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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In January 2014, I was thrilled to begin offering WGSN access to designers in some of our workshops and Textile Design Lab courses. We also recently added WGSN’s…

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Children’s Trend: Wild Things

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Pattern Observer - Wild Things

Images: Pull and Bear, Oh Baby London, Groovy Baby and Mama, Anker Living, Scotch and Soda, Dandy Star, Babiekins, Rock your Baby, Babiekins “Have fun with some animal inspired patterns with a little rock chick thrown in!”…

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Monthly Vignette: January 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Music by Joe Marson and The Satisfied Mind Our January schedule was jam-packed full of amazing textile designers! We were so excited to share Susan Castillo’s ethereal photographic work,…

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The London Textile Fair

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
London Textile Fair

Kirsteen Benson designs as Enchanted Textile Design, creating drawing-led, contemporary textile design. She was an attendant at The London Textile Fair last week, which took place January 21st-22nd, and was kind enough…

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Trend Post: Glitch with Aaryn West

Monday, January 27, 2014

One of the many monthly events in The Textile Design Lab is a design tutorial based upon an emerging trend. This month we are thrilled to have Aaryn…

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Street Patterns: Floral Ikat

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
floral ikat street patterns

Post by Victoria Snape. Images via: (Top row left) Kathleen Ann Home (Middle row left) Funky Old Soul (Middle row right) LesOubliettes (Bottom row right) Viola Jeans Crafts

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Monthly Vignette: December 2013

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

It’s hard to believe it’s already mid-January; December flew by and then suddenly it was 2014! I hope the first few weeks of the new year have been…

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Children’s Trend: Nordic Ice

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Pattern Observer children's trend - nordic ice

Images via: Scotch & Soda, Sarah and Bendrix, gingiber, Onszelf, ESP no.1, Juniper Wilde, Fine Little Day, Ferm Living, Isak, a girls right to dream “Take inspiration from wintery mountains, lakes and woods. Cute illustrated creatures, geometric and…

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