Monthly Vignette: April 2014

Music: “Josie Has The Upper Hand – Instrumental by Josh WoodwardCC BY 4.0

April has come and gone and I am overjoyed that it is finally starting to look and feel like spring around here! Last month it was our pleasure to share the work of these wonderful designers, among others:


Lorenz Hermsen, a scarf designer whose designs are inspired by a love for Japanese design and color.

Ayelet Iontef, an Israeli designer who produces absolutely gorgeous hand-painted and hand-dyed textiles for the home.

Naila Malik, another talented painter whom you may remember as our guest expert for February in The Textile Design Lab.

Leanna Perry, who “illustrates crazy hyper-graphic environments” and recently had the opportunity to work with 3M and Scotch designing patterned Washi tape.


We also featured two of our wonderful alumni from Mastering Your Market, textile designers Cathy Hunt and Carol Lelivelt, as well as an interview with Sarah Grubbs, the Lead Graphic Designer for Nike Swim, and our guest expert for April in The Textile Design Lab.

Don’t forget that in addition to all of the posts you see on our public blog, there is a whole lot more going on within The Textile Design Lab! Members are privy to tons of extra content including tutorials, weekly design challenges, twice monthly member webinars, e-courses including The Sellable Sketch and The Ultimate Guide to Repeats, and lots more. Starting on May 27th Michelle will be hosting a 2-week mini-course on Blogging for the Pattern Industry which will be available to all members. Join now to participate!

If you enjoyed this vignette, be sure to visit our YouTube channel to view vignettes from previous months, as well as interviews and other great video content. This is a great way to discover new designers and find inspiration in the world of surface design. Enjoy! -Chelsea

More Stories
Featured Designer: Sue Brown