Guest Expert Interview: Laura Olivia

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Our Textile Design Lab members recently had the pleasure of enjoying an informative and inspiring presentation by home decor pattern designer Laura Olivia. In this live presentation Laura…

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Featured Designer: Laura Hart of Surface House

Friday, October 28, 2016
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As soon as Laura Hart’s work landed in our inbox, we became instant fans! Laura runs her own print design business in the UK called Surface House, which…

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The “Lost in Space” Collection from Interiors by Element

Friday, October 21, 2016

Interiors by Element has just launched their new ‘Lost in Space’ collection, “a dramatic collection of six rugs inspired by stars, planets and other celestial bodies. Shooting stars,…

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Screen Printed Products by Ailsa Lishman

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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Ailsa Lishman is a recent graduate from Manchester School of Art, where she specialized in printed textiles for interiors. She currently offers a beautiful array of hand screen printed pillows, as…

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Interview with Nikky Starrett, Guest Expert for March in the Textile Design Lab

Sunday, March 6, 2016
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Nikky Starrett is a freelance pattern designer and illustrator based in Canada, with a background designing patterns for a furniture wholesaler. Her focus is on “providing exclusive original…

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Featured Print Studio: Poppy

Friday, February 12, 2016

These striking patterns are the creation of Jennifer Hunt, the founder and designer of Poppy. Poppy is a print studio offering designer products and services for residential and…

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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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Interiors by Element

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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We love getting updates from past featured designers and seeing what new and exciting things they are up to! Perhaps you remember Belma Kapetanovic’s work from our feature a few autumns back…

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Designing Textiles for High-End Interiors with Caroline Cecil

Monday, October 19, 2015

Each month in the Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. For the month of October our guest expert is Caroline Cecil,…

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Featured Designer: Brittany McLaughlin

Friday, October 9, 2015

Brittany McLaughlin has been part of the Pattern Observer community for years and is one of eleven designers to have earned our Award of Excellence, given to designers who…

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