Found Color Palette: Harvest Hues

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Autumn is upon us here in the U.S. and there is nothing cozier as the air starts to get crisp and the days start to get shorter than soaking…

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Found Color Palette: Primary Colors

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Пиксели” by Asparukh Akanayev (cropped from original),  “Primary Colors” by Peat Bakke (cropped from original),  “Primary too” by Scott.Symonds (cropped from original),  “it’s a matter of primary colors” by Elia Scudiero,  “Juergen_ButterflyFish” by Creative Linux (cropped from original),  “Deep…

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Found Color Palette: Chartreuse

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Images via: (clockwise from top)  “Benary’s Giant Lime zinnia” by Swallowtail Garden Seeds (cropped from original),  “wine glasses” by Whatsername?,  “Electric Collage – chartreuse” by vjlawson2001,  “171” by andreawilla,  “avacado lego” by frankieleon,  “Shrubbery” by Luke Jones (cropped from original),  “lime tulle fabric texture” by Abby Lanes   Our FREE…

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Should I work in CMYK or RGB?

Monday, December 15, 2014

*December Tech Talk by Sherry London. Each month Sherry London brings The Textile Design Lab an in-depth post on how to improve our design process by using technology to…

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Found Color Palette: Peach Hues

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Peach Miniature Rose Interior” by Audrey (cropped from original),  “Boeing 777, another clearance for Saturn…” by Bill Abbott (cropped from original),  “rose quartz” by Phoenix Wolf-Ray,  “peaches” by Rachel Kelso,  “Scene from a journey through Lower…

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Using Color in Textile Design

Monday, May 19, 2014

*Post by Lidija Paradinovic Nagulov, who designs under the name Celandine. All images created by Celandine. This is an excerpt of a longer post available to members of The Textile…

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Interview: Gwyn Marathas and Sophicolor

Monday, June 24, 2013

Interview by Chelsea Densmore. Images via I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Gwyn Marathas through our current Sellable Sketch Workshop, and when I found out…

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Street Patterns: Orange and Purple Spring Florals

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
orange and purple spring florals

* post by Victoria Snape, images: printed scarf (second row on the right) by Lissi on Etsy & orange cushion (second row on the left) by Kyoozi on…

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Textile Designer: Amy Sia

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

  I was really drawn to the colors and majestic feel of these pieces from designer Amy Sia. “The collection was inspired by the tropics, the amazing colours…

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Trend Report: Black, White & Beautiful

Thursday, February 16, 2012
B&W trend Board2

* images via: Roberto Cavalli: Pre-Fall ’12 via, Alice +Olivia Fall ’12 via, Anthony Vaccarello: RTW Spring ’12 via, Zero + Maria Cornejo: Fall ’12…

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