Guest Expert Interview: Laura Olivia

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Our Textile Design Lab members recently had the pleasure of enjoying an informative and inspiring presentation by home decor pattern designer Laura Olivia. In this live presentation Laura…

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Interview with Cheryl Phelps, Guest Expert for March in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, March 6, 2017

We are thrilled to introduce our next guest expert in the Textile Design Lab, the talented Cheryl Phelps! We can’t wait to share Cheryl’s guest expert training on designing for…

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Interview with Kat Karnaky, Guest Expert for January in the Textile Design Lab

Sunday, January 15, 2017

We are thrilled to introduce our first guest expert of the year in the Textile Design Lab, the multi-talented Kat Karnaky! Not only is Kat an in-house textile designer…

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Printsource Recap – Trade Show Takeaways and Tips from a First Time Exhibitor

Friday, November 11, 2016

*Guest post by Esther Shavon of E’FLOMAE. In August 2016 I debuted my trade show experience at Printsource New York through my print studio E’FLOMAE. Since then I…

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Interview with Eva Carlavilla, Guest Expert for November in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, November 7, 2016

  Eva Carlavilla is a freelance textile designer and artist who will be joining us as our guest expert this month in the Textile Design Lab. Eva will be offering…

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Interview with Jane Lewis, Guest Expert for October in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, October 17, 2016

Jane Lewis is our resident quilting expert in the Textile Design Lab and spends time on our private forums every Tuesday and Thursday, giving feedback on members’ patterns and…

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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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Exploring Women’s Activewear with Lise Gulassa

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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