Interview with Sew Heidi, Guest Expert for January in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, January 11, 2016

We could not be more thrilled to welcome back Sew Heidi to the blog (check out her fabulous recent guest post) and to announce that she will be joining us this month…

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Interview with Laura Olivia, Guest Expert for December in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, December 7, 2015
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Laura Olivia established her surface pattern design studio back in 2010 and has since worked with clients in the interiors, stationery, fashion and beauty product industries all over…

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Interview with Lital Gold, Guest Expert for September in the Textile Design Lab

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Lital Gold is a textile designer and artist originally from Israel, who moved to Philadelphia in 2011 to work as part of the print-and-color team for Free People. (You may remember Lital…

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“Getting Started on New Projects, Making Inspiration Happen, and Getting Around My Drawing Weaknesses”

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Guest post by Angelina Rennell. Images in this post are all works done during Angelina’s daily journaling, as well as her “image” inspiration collecting.     If you’re a…

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Featured Pattern Designer: Leanna Perry

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hello there fellow Pattern Observers! Today I am delighted to share the work of pattern designer Leanna Perry. Leanna was born and raised in Kansas City, MO which…

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The Sixties – Part 3 – Psychedelia

Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Series on the history of surface design by Julie Gibbons. Psychedelia in surface design embraced the wildest of the wild; using a mind-bending mix of optical swirls and eye-poppingly…

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Featured Designer: Naila Malik

Friday, April 11, 2014

Naila Malik is a British textile designer and lecturer and you may remember her as our guest expert for February in The Textile Design Lab. Naila studied at…

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Creative Sketchbooks with Naila Malik

Monday, February 17, 2014

Each month The Textile Design Lab welcomes an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. This month we are excited to welcome Naila Malik, a British…

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Featured Studio: Mamimu

Friday, October 25, 2013

Happy Friday everyone!!! I am so excited to share these amazing patterned products from Mamimu, an independent Japanese design studio based in London. I have a tremendous amount of respect for…

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How to launch a textile design business as a newbie

Thursday, October 24, 2013

When launching a freelance textile design business, the list of assumed “must-haves” and “must-knows” can be long and understandably overwhelming. Many designers assume that they must have hundreds…

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