July in the Textile Design Lab

Need some support and motivation during the busy summer season? Check out what’s happening inside our Textile Design Lab community. Remember, all courses, group-studies and events are free with your monthly or annual membership.

Ultimate Guide to Repeats

With more and more agents and studios requiring repeats, it’s become increasingly important to learn how to create higher quality repeats in less time.

In the Ultimate Guide To Repeats Group Study you’ll have access to a toolbox of techniques that you can use to create more interesting, professional repeats that agents, studios and clients are looking for in today’s market.

Emails are sent every Monday and Thursday, giving you three days to watch the video and complete the exercises. This group-study is designed to keep you motivated and feeling supported as you master repeats!

This five week event is FREE for all Textile Design Lab members and the first lesson will be released on Monday, July 15th. Learn more here.

TDL members at Premiere Vision NY

,We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present the work of many of our Textile Design Lab members at Premiere Vision NY on July 16 & 17! Our Studio Manager, Chelsea von Hasseln and our Licensing Agent, Melissa Schulz, will be in booth K14 representing the work of our TDL members alongside the work of our studio designers.

For the work being exhibited at this year’s PV, TDL members had certain requirements to meet in order for the opportunity. These requirements included: 1) Submitting their work to Textile Design Lab’s private forum; 2) Each design received a critique by the Lab’s team of expert designers; 3) Based on critique and feedback, the opportunity to submit work to the studio was offered; 4) After additional review of member’s artwork, the Pattern Observer Studio Team had to make the difficult decision of whether or not the pattern was a good fit for the Pattern Observer Studio library. The standards of the Pattern Observer Studio Team were high and it was a tough decision to turn away some amazing beautiful work. Pattern Observer Studio has an online library of patterns available to interested parties. Buyers can learn more here.

Live Webinar with Laura Coyle

We are thrilled to announce that Laura Coyle will be joining the Textile Design Lab community for a monthly live webinar event for Illustrator users! Her first live event is set for next Tuesday, July 16th at noon EDT. Laura will be sharing how she uses Illustrator’s Width Tool and Variable Width Profiles in her work. 

Laura has spent nearly 20 years as a freelance illustrator and is also an amazing Adobe Illustrator instructor (she runs illustratoring.com, check it out). Laura will be sharing her expertise in a free webinar for all Textile Design Lab members on July 16th at noon EDT.

Live Presentation with Stephanie Ryan

Are you ready to get in touch with your brand? We’ll you are in luck! We are thrilled to welcome the talented Stephanie Ryan to the Textile Design Lab for a private presentation, Creating a Brand Story. Stephanie will share how to “take the elements that make you unique and turn them into your own one-of-a-kind brand that is authentically true to you.” There will also be plenty of time for questions! This event is free for members and takes place on Monday, July 22 at 3pm EDT.

In addition to group studies, we also offer a monthly design challenge, weekly live art critiques, a private forum where you can receive feedback from our team members and get to know your fellow Lab members from around the world, monthly guest expert trainings, an extensive resource guide including agent and studio listings, and lots more. We look forward to having you in the Textile Design Lab community this summer!

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