Featured Designer: Alexandra Michiardi

Friday, February 23, 2018

With the support of SURTEX, each month a new post will be highlighted on Pattern Observer, featuring the work of one of our Textile Design Lab members. This…

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New Year, Exciting New Partnerships

Friday, January 26, 2018

I’m thrilled to announce a new partnership between SURTEX® and Pattern Observer. Much like Pattern Observer, SURTEX is committed to supporting up and coming designers in our industry….

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Highlights From Our “Storytelling” Design Challenge

Friday, January 19, 2018

Chelsea’s Challenge is a monthly post series in the Textile Design Lab, in which we share trends and inspiration to help our members develop pattern collections for their portfolios. Last month our theme was…

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Featured Designer: Anne Marie Jackson

Friday, January 12, 2018

This week’s featured designer is Anne Marie Jackson, a British textile designer and trend forecaster working in Seattle. With 15 years of experience under her belt, Anne Marie has developed…

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Featured Designer: Sophia Frances

Friday, December 1, 2017

This week I have the pleasure of featuring the work of Sophia Frances, a London-based surface pattern designer. I love how Sophia pairs simple motifs with sophisticated, yet…

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Featured Designer: Jessica Wilde

Friday, November 24, 2017

This week’s featured designer is the talented Jessica Wilde. Jessica graduated from Birmingham City University in 2008 with a degree in Woven Textile Design and went on to…

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Featured Designer: Molly Fitzpatrick

Friday, November 17, 2017

Today I am proud to feature a Pattern Observer alumnus, Molly Fitzpatrick. I met Molly about five years ago in one of our marketing workshops. Since that time,…

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Featured Designer: Sable&Soul

Friday, November 3, 2017

I discovered Sable&Soul’s work on Instagram a month or so ago and instantly fell in love with the gorgeous textiles and emotive brand that Hayley McCrirrick & Bronagh…

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Featured Designer: Ana Sanfelippo

Friday, September 29, 2017

You’re going to want to grab a seat for this post. The work of Ana Sanfelippo is so swoon worthy that you might stumble a bit. Ana Sanfelippo…

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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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