Interview with Jackie Shapiro of French Bull

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

As our guest expert this month in the Textile Design Lab, French Bull founder Jackie Shapiro kindly agreed to an in-depth interview on her business and designing for the…

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Interview with Jenn Coyle, Guest Expert for July in the Textile Design Lab

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Jenn Coyle is a designer, illustrator and blogger at Hello Brio, and we are thrilled to have her on board as our guest expert this month! Jenn consistently supplements…

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Interview with MaryJane Mitchell, Guest Expert for June in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, June 6, 2016
MaryJane Mitchell guest expert interview on Pattern Observer

MaryJane in her studio with her Ahoy Matey Fabrics – photo by Karen Krogh   It is our pleasure to introduce our guest expert for the month of…

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Interview with Lise Gulassa, guest expert for Designing Textiles for the Fashion Industry: Women’s Activewear

Monday, May 23, 2016

Lise Gulassa is one half of the creative duo behind Sisters Gulassa, an international design house that produces art, patterns, products, and trend forecasting. Throughout her career she…

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Interview with Dari Design Studio, Guest Experts for May in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, May 16, 2016
Interview with Dari Design Studio on Pattern Observer

Dariela and Dariana Cruz founded Dari Design Studio in 2009, with a “mission to infuse your life with creativity, a sense of style, and bold vibrant designs.” The California based sisters (Dariela…

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Interview with Nikky Starrett, Guest Expert for March in the Textile Design Lab

Sunday, March 6, 2016
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Nikky Starrett is a freelance pattern designer and illustrator based in Canada, with a background designing patterns for a furniture wholesaler. Her focus is on “providing exclusive original…

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Interview with Maria Ogedengbe, Guest Expert for February in the Textile Design Lab

Sunday, February 7, 2016

It is our great pleasure to welcome back Maria Ogedengbe to the blog this month (you may remember her as a featured artist from this past fall,) and to announce that…

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Interview with Sew Heidi, Guest Expert for January in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, January 11, 2016

We could not be more thrilled to welcome back Sew Heidi to the blog (check out her fabulous recent guest post) and to announce that she will be joining us this month…

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Interview with Laura Olivia, Guest Expert for December in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, December 7, 2015
Free spirit Fabric

Laura Olivia established her surface pattern design studio back in 2010 and has since worked with clients in the interiors, stationery, fashion and beauty product industries all over…

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Interview with Kim Gann, Guest Expert for November in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, November 9, 2015

For the month of November we are delighted to welcome Kim Gann as our guest expert in the Textile Design Lab. Kim is a licensed artist with wall…

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