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, vogue.com The life cycle of a print has many stages: trend research, concept development, artwork creation, tweaking, adjusting, coloring, finalizing and…

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Asian Inspired Prints and a New Course Announcement from the Met

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

*Post by Victoria Snape, images via: (Top-Right) Kukula designs, (Middle Left and Right) Pom Pom clothing, (Bottom Left) Muguet Milan Victoria compiled this stunning post based on the…

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Textile Designer Focus: Claire Carey

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hello there! I am such a fan of Claire Carey’s work and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share a few pieces from her latest collections….

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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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Designer: Claire Martin

Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Friday!!! I feel like I say that every Friday, but I just love the excitement of the upcoming weekend. Things are very busy around here, so I…

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Trend Report: Flight of Fancy

Thursday, January 19, 2012

*post by Christine McPhee, images via: Asos, Tropical Butterfly Exhibit- London -Amusing Planet, Commuun SP12: Style.com, Erin Fetherson SP12: Style.com, Kristjana S. Williams, Kenzo SP12: Style.com, Kristjana S….

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