Interview with Jane Lewis of P&B Textiles

Thursday, June 13, 2013

I could not be more thrilled about today‚Äôs post! I know many of you are interested in the quilt/ craft fabric marketplace, so last week I sat down…

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What It Means To Be A Textile Designer

Thursday, January 31, 2013

What does it mean to be a textile designer? As I was updating The Ultimate Guide to Repeats, this question was at the forefront of my mind. My…

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The Power of a Repeat

Thursday, January 17, 2013

* images via: Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2013, The life cycle of a print has many stages: trend research, concept development, artwork creation, tweaking, adjusting, coloring, finalizing and…

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Choosing a direction for your textile design business

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sometimes it is difficult to know how you want to grow your business. You know that you want to be out in the market, selling your work and…

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Design Competitions: What to do after the winner has been announced

Thursday, October 4, 2012

How many design competitions have you entered this year? If you are like many readers, you may have lost count at this point. Design competitions have become popular…

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Reviewing Roses while Identifying the Trendsetter

Thursday, August 30, 2012

* images via: “Backlit” by Vince Alongi, Christopher Kane Resort ’13 via, “A Rose for You” by RLJ Photography, Rag & Bone Resort ’13 via, Christopher…

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Developing a Print Collection for Your Portfolio

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Have you read the introduction, as well as the other posts in this series? If not, I recommend starting here. If you are looking to land your first…

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The Textile Design Master Class

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I am pleased to announce that registration is now open for The Textile Design Master Class! The class begins March 19th and there are only 20 spots available,…

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