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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The Brise Soleil Collection by Skinny laMinx

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Skinny laMinx Cushions

We’ve been Skinny laMinx fans for quite some time, so it was a real treat to hear from owner and head designer Heather Moore with news of the latest collection, Brise Soleil. Read on…

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Lo-Temp Batik with Maria Ogedengbe

Monday, February 22, 2016

Each month in the Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. For the month of February we have been lucky to have Maria…

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Featured Designer: Kate Hougen of MiraJeanDesigns

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Photo credits: MiraJeanDesigns and Shelly Han Photography Kate Hougen is the owner and designer behind the “colorful and coastal” MiraJeanDesigns, whose mission is “to make homes brighter via…

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The Savannah Hayes Inaugural Collection

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Savannah Hayes on Pattern Observer

All photos by Janelle Bendycki   Savannah Hayes is a textile designer based in Pittsburgh, PA. She recently launched her first collection of products, which include fabric by the yard,…

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Featured Designer: Amelia Graham

Friday, November 27, 2015

It’s always exciting to see what past featured designers have been up to, and we are delighted to welcome back London-based textile designer Amelia Graham (first featured on Pattern Observer here a…

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Creating Art for Digitally Printed Quilting Fabric with Kim Gann

Monday, November 23, 2015
Kim Gann, guest expert on Pattern Observer

Each month in the Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise, and for the month of November we have…

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History of Surface Design: Katagami & Katazome

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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Series on the history of surface design by Julie Gibbons.   Katagami is the traditional Japanese art of paper stencils, and katazome is its complement – the traditional art…

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P&B Textiles Collections

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

P&B Textiles partners with some amazing guest designers to bring their quilting fabric collections to life, and always puts out an array of beautiful styles ranging from traditional to…

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The History of Surface Design: Liberty Style

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Series on the history of surface design by Julie Gibbons.   “Liberty Style” was the term given to a range of homewares and fabrics sold by Liberty & Co,…

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