Surtex Preview: Amy Reber

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

You may recognize Amy Reber as the winner of our recent textile design competition with P&B Textiles. Well next week she will be taking on a new challenge and…

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Surtex Preview: Robin Z Studio

Friday, May 8, 2015

To wrap up the week we are delighted to share these vibrant, energetic prints created by Robin Zietz of Robin Z Studio. I’ve always loved finding overlaps in science…

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Surtex Preview: Susanne Kasielke

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Susanne Kasielke is a German-born artist, illustrator, and surface pattern designer now based in the Washington DC area. She has a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design and Fine Arts. After several…

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Trade Shows 101 with Bari J. Ackerman

Monday, April 20, 2015

Each month in The Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. We have been lucky to have Bari J. Ackerman of Bari…

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Lola & Eliana at Indigo Paris

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Lola y Eliana-2

Indigo Paris is a “creative textile and surface design show” which begins today, September 16th, and runs through Thursday the 18th. Textile Design Lab alumna Lola San Román and…

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Selling Textile Designs with Pat Nugent

Monday, July 21, 2014

Each month in The Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. This month our guest expert has been Pat Nugent, the founder…

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The London Print Design Fair

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The London Print Design Fair is the first print fair of its kind in London and will be taking place on the 29th and 30th of October 2014. Registration…

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Surtex Preview: Part Two

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Kelly Ventura Surtex

Missed Part One? Check it out here. Surtex is an annual print show held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. This year’s show will feature…

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Surtex Preview: Part One

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Paula Lukey Surtex

Surtex is coming up in just a few days (May 18th-20th) with over 300 exhibitors from around the world gathering to show their print and pattern offerings at…

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The Print Show Round Up: Day One at Indigo & Printsource

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Imagine walking through a large department store filled with the latest patterns, vibrant color palettes, rich textures and people who are truly passionate about the pattern industry. Imagine…

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