Found Patterns: Agate

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Salt” by David Björn (cropped from original),  “agate” by andy muir (cropped from original),  “Agates” by Smabs Sputzer (cropped from original),  “Uruguay agate” by Jessa and Mark Anderson (cropped from original),  “agate” by Lisa Ann Yount,  “Australian Moss Agate Opus02”…

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Featured Designer: Carolyn Rebuffel of WorkRoom C

Friday, November 18, 2016

Carolyn Rebuffel of WorkRoom C, is an interior designer and textile designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area who turned to textile design out of necessity: “WorkRoom…

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From The Textile Design Lab: Chelsea’s Challenge – “Tidal Beachcomber” Collections

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Adriana Generallo on Pattern Observer

If you’re a regular reader of the blog you probably saw Chelsea’s tutorial from last month inspired by WGSN’s “Tidal Beachcomber” trend for Spring/ Summer ’17, and our subsequent…

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Featured Designer: Alicia Chimento

Friday, December 18, 2015

Textile designer and artist Alicia Chimento is an active member of our Textile Design Lab community and it is our great honor to share her work with you today….

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Dari Design Studio

Friday, December 4, 2015

What better way to wrap up the week than with these vibrant patterns by Dari Design Studio?! We are thrilled to welcome them to the blog and are…

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Should I work in CMYK or RGB?

Monday, December 15, 2014

*December Tech Talk by Sherry London. Each month Sherry London brings The Textile Design Lab an in-depth post on how to improve our design process by using technology to…

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Interview with Tricia Guild, Creative Director and Founder of Designers Guild

Thursday, March 20, 2014

*Post by Manisha G. Harkins.  Tricia Guild OBE is famous worldwide for her singular sense of colour, pattern and style, with more honours to her name than one…

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Interview: Gwyn Marathas and Sophicolor

Monday, June 24, 2013

Interview by Chelsea Densmore. Images via I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Gwyn Marathas through our current Sellable Sketch Workshop, and when I found out…

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Street Patterns: Mint

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
mint street patterns

*post by Victoria Snape, images via: (Top row right) Blackbird and the owl, (Middle row right) Neon vintage, (Middle row left) Little Minnow, (Bottom row right) Trnchd

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Street Patterns: Color Splash

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
colour splash street patterns

*post by Victoria Snape, images (Middle Left): Chloe Taylor Design, (Bottom Left): Kindah

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