Exhibiting At Surtex? We Want to Help!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Are you heading to SURTEX this year? We’ll be featuring the work of Surtex exhibitors throughout the month of May and would love to share your story. If…

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Free Live Training: Start Designing Textiles for the Women’s Activewear Market

Monday, March 5, 2018

Join me this Wednesday, March 7th for a FREE live training event! We’ll be discussing the women’s activewear market and how you can start designing for this inspiring…

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Print Studio Workgroup

Thursday, February 22, 2018

This past Fall, I had the wonderful opportunity to work through the Textile Design Lab’s first “Print Studio Workgroup.” Textile Design Lab members who had a professional online…

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Searching for the “right” way

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

When I share with you that there is an abundance of information in this industry, I am sure you’re not surprised. It’s everywhere and if you like to…

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Jane Lewis Textile Scholarship

Monday, January 8, 2018

On August 24, 2017 we lost Jane Lewis, one of the most talented and knowledgeable textile designers in the quilting industry. Jane had been battling lung cancer since…

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Setting Boundaries Within Your Design Business

Monday, October 23, 2017

Setting boundaries and following through on those boundaries can be extremely difficult in such a competitive industry. It’s difficult to find clients, so when you do it can…

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Guest Expert Interview: Chris Olson

Monday, October 16, 2017

This month we have the privilege to welcome Chris Olson, experienced surface pattern designer and marketer, to the Textile Design Lab as our guest expert. Chris partners with…

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Surface Pattern Design Layout Chart

Friday, October 6, 2017

When your pattern designs are flowing you feel great. Things click. Everything aligns and you are completely in sync with the rock star that you are. Then there…

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In Memory of Jane Lewis

Monday, September 18, 2017

On August 24, 2017 we lost Jane Lewis, one of the most talented and knowledgeable textile designers in the quilting industry. Jane had been battling lung cancer since…

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Hidden Details: Connecting With Buyers Through Stories

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

As a society we have grown to a point where we naturally demand more. We want to go deeper, we want to explore, and we want to be…

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