A New Challenge for September in the Textile Design Lab: Conceal/Reveal

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Camo

For our latest Chelsea’s Challenge in the Textile Design Lab we are diving into the theme of camouflage in its many forms. The goal for our members this month…

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New Chelsea’s Challenge: Creating Patterns Around the Theme of “Light”

Monday, August 7, 2017

Each month Textile Design Lab members have the opportunity to take part in our “Chelsea’s Challenge” design challenges. This month, the challenge is based around the theme of light, and includes sub-themes on prisms,…

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From the Textile Design Lab: Chelsea’s Challenge – “Bloom”

Monday, July 31, 2017

Chelsea’s Challenge is a monthly post series in the Textile Design Lab, in which we share trends and inspiration to help our students build pattern collections for their portfolios. During the…

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Welcoming Lise Gulassa and MaryJane Mitchell to the Textile Design Lab Team

Monday, July 24, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that designers Lise Gulassa and MaryJane Mitchell have joined our Textile Design Lab team of industry experts! Each of these remarkable ladies checks our private…

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A New Activewear Challenge in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, July 17, 2017
Softened Travels_RF

Each month in the Textile Design Lab we post a Chelsea’s Challenge with the goal of helping our members build their pattern portfolios. We provide a trend to focus…

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The 2017 Summer of Creativity

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Soc_Graphic

Do your patterns always seem to fall short of your vision? Before long you start doubting your work, trying too hard to make something happen, and eventually you…

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Interview with Kat Karnaky, Guest Expert for January in the Textile Design Lab

Sunday, January 15, 2017

We are thrilled to introduce our first guest expert of the year in the Textile Design Lab, the multi-talented Kat Karnaky! Not only is Kat an in-house textile designer…

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Interview with Eva Carlavilla, Guest Expert for November in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, November 7, 2016

  Eva Carlavilla is a freelance textile designer and artist who will be joining us as our guest expert this month in the Textile Design Lab. Eva will be offering…

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Interview with Jane Lewis, Guest Expert for October in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, October 17, 2016

Jane Lewis is our resident quilting expert in the Textile Design Lab and spends time on our private forums every Tuesday and Thursday, giving feedback on members’ patterns and…

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Interview with Jackie Shapiro of French Bull

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

As our guest expert this month in the Textile Design Lab, French Bull founder Jackie Shapiro kindly agreed to an in-depth interview on her business and designing for the…

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