Build Your Portfolio with Our New Design Challenge “Bloom”

Bloom Design Challenge at the Textile Design Lab

This month’s design challenge “Bloom” takes its cues from the amazing floral patterns in the Spring ’19 season. Three inspiring textile design trends for florals are featured in Bloom—Chelsea’s Challenge in the Textile Design Lab for June. Full details on the trends are available to lab members.

When you participate in the design challenge you’ll receive personalized feedback as you work through the process of creating your pattern collection—plus you’ll find inspiration through our trend forecasts.

As always with Chelsea’s Challenge, you may choose to focus on just one of the trend boards, or to pull different elements from two or three of the boards to help form your pattern collection. Color palettes are provided for you as a jumping off point and it is not required that you use them, but if you wish to use the provided Pantones in your patterns they can be downloaded

Finished collections for the Bloom challenge are due on the Textile Design Lab forum by Monday July 3rd.

Your collection should consist of 3-5 prints (one “moneymaker” print and 2-4 coordinates.) Your moneymaker print is the main focus of your collection, your showstopper, the print that will draw in buyers to your website, your booth, your portfolio etc. Over in the Textile Design Lab we will help you understand the key elements that are absolutely essential to your moneymaker print.

Everyone who completes their collection by the deadline has the option to be included on our Chelsea’s Challenge Pinterest  board and will be considered for a feature highlighting student work on the Pattern Observer Blog. To be considered for these opportunities you need to create a collection board to present your finished patterns.

Feeling inspired? We have over 70 challenges now available in the Textile Design Lab, with a new one released each month. Hop on over to the Textile Design Lab and join us to participate and build your portfolio!





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