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: Marina Oliveira of Cottonflower Studio

Friday, August 12, 2016

Marina Oliveira is a surface pattern designer and illustrator who lives in Brazil with her husband, her three cats and a dog. She graduated in architecture and worked for ten years as an interior designer…

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Featured Designer: Katie Punton

Friday, May 27, 2016
Pattern Observer featured designer Katie Punton

The amazing work you see here is the creation of Katie Punton, currently in her final year at Leeds College of Art studying Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design. I…

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Featured Designer: Frances Ellen Shaw

Friday, May 20, 2016

Today we are delighted to welcome Frances Ellen Shaw as our featured designer of the week! Frances is a surface pattern designer who is soon to be graduating…

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Featured Designer: Diana Brambila

Friday, May 1, 2015

Today’s featured designer is Diana Brambila, originally from Mexico and now a Vancouver based digital pattern designer. “My degree is Industrial Designer but after 5 years that includes, move…

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The History of Surface Design: Liberty Style

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
PO - Liberty 1

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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From the Textile Design Lab: 60s Pop Tutorial with Julie Gibbons

Monday, March 24, 2014

In the full tutorial in The Textile Design Lab Julie walks you step-by-step through transforming the vintage floral on the left to the Pop-inspired print on the right,…

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