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: Jocelyn Proust

Monday, May 15, 2017
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Surtex kicks off in just under a week, and Jocelyn Proust will be exhibiting there for the second time alongside her Four Corners Art Collective colleagues, Beth Schneider, Pippa Shaw and Emma…

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Featured Designer: Ashley Chase

Friday, October 7, 2016
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This week we are thrilled to introduce you to Ashley Chase. Ashley is a fashion designer, artist and textile designer who grew up on Martha’s Vineyard and quickly…

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Featured Designer: Marina Oliveira of Cottonflower Studio

Friday, August 12, 2016
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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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Surtex Preview: Jeanetta Gonzales

Thursday, May 12, 2016
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Jeanetta Gonzales is a designer and artist in Los Angeles specializing in surface and textile design. Her feminine, vibrant style is influenced by her love of global and classic…

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Featured Designer: Gillian Arnold

Friday, April 8, 2016

Some weeks I look at our featured designer’s work and a million thoughts and insights and observations come to mind. Other weeks I am left speechless; totally in…

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Featured Designer: April Mawhinney

Friday, November 20, 2015
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Aren’t these nature-inspired patterns by April Mawhinney just the prettiest? You can plainly see the care and attention to detail that goes into her design process yet there is also a…

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Featured Designer: Jane Cooke

Friday, November 13, 2015
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How stunning are these detailed florals by Jane Cooke?! Jane is one of just eleven designers to have received the Pattern Observer Award of Excellence, for designers who have…

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Product Feature: Ali Benyon Designs

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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Ali Benyon’s products are so cheery and really evoke a springtime feeling with her colorful mix of flowers and butterflies. (Just the boost I need when I look…

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Textures and Piecing Featured at Erdem Spring ’13

Thursday, September 20, 2012
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*images via vogue.com Erdem’s Spring ’13 collection, which highlights a flurry of beautiful textures and piecing techniques, is truly a breath of fresh air. Upon first glance I…

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