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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From the Textile Design Lab: Chelsea’s Challenge – “Bloom”

Monday, July 31, 2017

Chelsea’s Challenge is a monthly post series in the Textile Design Lab, in which we share trends and inspiration to help our students build pattern collections for their portfolios. During the…

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Featured Designer: Esther Jongste

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Esther Jongste is a long time member of Pattern Observer and the Textile Design Lab and we are honored to welcome her to the blog today. Her passion and…

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Featured Designer: Jere Brooks

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

   Hi! My name is Jere Brooks and I’m a pattern designer living in beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada. Pattern and colour influence the way I view the…

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Featured Designer: Noa Ambar-Regev

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Surface Pattern Design by PINEAPPLE Studio (5)

Noa Ambar-Regev is a textile and surface pattern designer who designs for children’s apparel and home décor, as well as for the stationery and quilting markets. Noa founded…

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Featured Designer: Rashmi Rao

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hi! My name is Rashmi Rao, a passionate fine artist, graphic designer and an art educator based out of Dublin, California. I love design, smell of paper, crumpled…

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Spotlight on Lala Print Studio

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Textile Design Lab members Lisa and Larissa (a.k.a. Lala Print Studio) are a wonderful example of a collaborative textile design partnership and it is always a joy to see what…

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Featured Designer: Rita Patel

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Rita Patel is an artist and generative coach and consultant and works under the name Studio Rita Patel. She is the founder of the Experiments in Beautiful Thinking…

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Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: Rocío Fatás a.k.a. The Soul of Birds

Friday, April 15, 2016

Today the spotlight is on Textile Design Lab member Rocío Fatás, who designs under the name The Soul of Birds. Rocío is a prolific designer and it is always…

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