A Fresh Bunch

Sunday, May 21, 2017

These beautiful pieces came to us from A Fresh Bunch. A Fresh Bunch will be showing their work at Blueprint, a new show held in this month in NYC….

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Pencil Parade Art Collective

Saturday, May 20, 2017
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Left: Betsy Siber, Right: Brooke Glaser   If you’re in New York for the next few days, the ladies of Pencil Parade Art Collective would love to meet you at Blue Print…

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Featured Designer: Jenny Edwards

Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Jenny Edwards is the talented designer behind the UK-based Jenny Lemon Pattern Co. We just love her fun and colorful florals and patterned products, and are delighted to announce that she…

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Featured Designer: E’FLOMAE

Thursday, May 18, 2017
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You may remember Esther Shavon from her informative guest post on exhibiting at Printsource, in which she provides some wonderful tips and advice for first time exhibitors. This…

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Featured Designer: Diane Sullivan

Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Diane Sullivan’s path to surface design started with a formal education in clinical social work and a background as a potter for a number of years. Diane grew up in a…

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A “Lasso Portfolio”: How to Draw Agents In

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In the world of textile designers, the definition of frustration is: trying to determine which patterns to show in your portfolio and where they should be shown. This…

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Featured Designer: Meredith Desmond

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

We are excited to continue our Surtex features with the stunning work of designer Meredith Desmond. I am really drawn to the unique and colorful ways in which…

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Featured Designer: Kelly Kratzing

Monday, May 15, 2017
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Surtex is just around the corner–are you attending? If so,  you won’t want to miss the beautiful new designs by surface pattern designer and illustrator Kelly Kratzing. The Melbourne, Australia-based…

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Featured Designer: Jocelyn Proust

Monday, May 15, 2017
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Surtex kicks off in just under a week, and Jocelyn Proust will be exhibiting there for the second time alongside her Four Corners Art Collective colleagues, Beth Schneider, Pippa Shaw and Emma…

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Studio Kelkka

Sunday, May 14, 2017
Studio Kelkka Design

We are big fans of the beautiful, bold prints coming out of Studio Kelkka, a Finnish surface design studio comprised of ten designers who “combine nordic essence with playful & fun…

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