Guest Expert: Ronnie Walter

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

This month we have the privilege to welcome Ronnie Walter to the Textile Design Lab as our guest expert. In addition to being a talented artist, Ronnie is…

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Featured Designer: Catherine McGuire

Friday, June 15, 2018

This week we are thrilled to feature the beautiful work of Catherine McGuire. We were drawn to her use of texture and rich colors and were even more…

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Featured Designer: June Mineyama-Smithson of MAMIMU

Friday, June 8, 2018

It’s our pleasure to feature the striking work of MAMIMU, which was founded by June Mineyama-Smithson; Japanese entrepreneur, and award-winning graphic designer in London. Her work has been…

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Featured Designer: Katy Welsh

Friday, June 1, 2018

The days have been busy – and exciting – at Pattern Observer, and as such, I have taken longer than usual to bring you our next featured designer…

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Surtex Preview: Kim Davidson Designs

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Kim Crisler Davidson at the Javits center and I am delighted to wrap up our series of SURTEX features with her…

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Surtex Preview: Margie Tillman Ayres

Monday, May 21, 2018

There is a special quality to Margie Tillman Ayres work that I noticed right away when I was preparing this post. I love her handcrafted style, as well…

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Surtex Preview: Shannon McNab

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Shannon McNab is returning to SURTEX this year and I had the wonderful opportunity to meet her this morning at the Javits Center. What I really love about…

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Surtex Preview: With Love from Argentina

Friday, May 18, 2018

With Love from Argentina is an Argentinean illustrators collective, and we’re thrilled to feature their work in anticipation of SURTEX (which starts tomorrow!!!). Three of their members attended…

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Surtex Preview: Tröskö Design

Friday, May 18, 2018

I am thrilled to continue our SURTEX exhibitor features by presenting the work of Solvejg Mkaretz from Tröskö Design. Her beautiful illustrations and use of space within her…

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Surtex Preview: Sarah English

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sarah English is an example of someone who has known what she wanted from an early age on! Her entire background is in art. Sarah shared: “My mom…

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