The Brise Soleil Collection by Skinny laMinx

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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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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Surtex Preview: Kevin Brackley

Friday, April 22, 2016
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To kick off this year’s Surtex features we are featuring the work of surface pattern and graphic designer (and Textile Design Lab member!) Kevin Brackley, who will be exhibiting at…

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Found Patterns: Origami

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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As pattern designers we often look to two-dimensional patterns and designs for inspiration, often ignoring the potential inspiration in those three-dimensional works of art around us. In today’s…

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The Savannah Hayes Inaugural Collection

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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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
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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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History of Surface Design: Athos Bulcão

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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 Series on the history of surface design by Julie Gibbons.    I discovered Athos Bulcão (1918-2008) quite by chance, when I was pinning something of his on Pinterest (I…

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Featured Designer: Jiah Harrison of Elephant & Rose

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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Jiah Harrison is a textile artist and the designer/ maker behind Elephant & Rose. She recently launched a new product line focusing on a small range of scarves, cards,…

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From the Textile Design Lab: Complex Geometrics Design Tutorial

Sunday, June 28, 2015
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As part of our online learning community, the Textile Design Lab, we share pattern design tutorials to introduce new techniques and concepts and help give our students an edge…

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Featured Designer: Carolina Abarca

Friday, June 26, 2015
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Carolina’s “Ethnic Spring” collection    Carolina Abarca is a former research scientist, originally from Chile and now leaving near Barcelona with her husband and two children. She describes her…

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Featured Designer: Ildikó Valicsek

Friday, November 28, 2014
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It is such a treat to share “overlap,” a fascinating project from today’s featured designer, Ildikó Valicsek. “Overlap is a layered pattern system, 5 basic layers which can generate more…

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