Upcoming Event: Sellable Sketch Home

It’s been an exciting few months for all of us at Pattern Observer and the Textile Design Lab. Now that the winter print shows are done, I’m back home and so excited to dive into a series of group-studies and events with our Textile Design Lab members!

On Monday, February 18, we are kicking things off with our Sellable Sketch Home Group-Study. In this seven-week course we will explore the home décor industry through our standard Sellable Sketch course and system, but designers will also receive bonus emails. These emails will focus on the home décor industry. We’ll explore the tutorials and past guest expert presentations that focused on this industry and by course’s end, we believe you’ll leave it with a professional surface pattern collection tailor-made for this exciting industry.


As a designer taking this online course, you will also receive free access to WGSN Home for the duration of the course. If you haven’t experienced how valuable that is, you can soon!

Here’s the course schedule:

  • Week One: Discovering your artistic style
  • Week Two: Identifying the ideal client, agent, or market for your artwork
  • Week Three: Get inspired—without losing your style
  • Week Four: Creating the plan for your surface pattern collection and collection guidelines
  • Week Five: Creating your main pattern
  • Week Six: Creating your coordinating patterns
  • Week Seven: Conducting a collection review and creating an engaging presentation

During this home-study course, our resident home décor expert, Laura Olivia, will give a live presentation on her recent experience as an exhibitor at Heimtextil, the largest print show for the home décor industry.

If you are not already a part of the Lab, we invite you in to explore this inspiring market as a community.

Join here.

At Pattern Observer we strive to help you grow your textile design business through our informative articles, interviews, tutorials, workshops and our private design community, The Textile Design Lab.

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