Guest Expert: Yetunde Rodriguez

Friday, October 26, 2018

This month we have the privilege to welcome Yetunde Rodriguez to the Textile Design Lab as our guest expert. Yetunde is a Graphic Designer by training. After becoming a…

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Featured Designer: Alice Acreman

Friday, October 12, 2018

I would describe Alice Acreman’s work as a breath of fresh air, a peek into another world, an escape from the mundane. The layers of motifs, rich colors,…

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Featured Designer: Erin Dollar

Monday, October 8, 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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Featured Designer: Maribel Castells

Friday, October 5, 2018

Today, I am delighted to feature the work of Maribel Castells. She instantly drew me in with her unexpected color palettes and the stories she uses in her…

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Featured Designer: Mengly Hernandez

Friday, September 28, 2018

Today I am thrilled to feature the work of Mengly Hernandez, founder of Linea Germania. I was immediately drawn to Mengly’s patterns because of their bold scale, dramatic…

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Textile Design Lab Member Highlight: Australia

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Last Friday we wrapped up our Summer of Creativity course in the Textile Design Lab after a very full and productive eight weeks, in which our members created scores of new patterns for…

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Textile Design Lab Member Highlight: British Columbia

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

It’s the final week of our eight week Summer of Creativity journey in the Textile Design Lab, and what a fun summer it has been!! The theme for the course this year…

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Featured Designer: Fernanda Martinez

Friday, August 31, 2018

It is thrilling for me to highlight the work of this week’s featured designer, Fernanda Martinez. Fernanda is a self-taught Mexican artist based in Oakland, California. Her college…

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Textile Design Lab Member Highlight: West Africa

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

We are now on week seven of our Summer of Creativity journey in the Textile Design Lab–one more week to go! This year’s theme is travel, and each week we explore a new…

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Textile Design Lab Member Highlight: Scandinavia

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

This Monday we launched into week six of our eight week Summer of Creativity journey in the Textile Design Lab. This year’s theme is travel, and each week we explore a new “destination.” So far…

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