Guest Expert: Stephanie Michele

Sunday, January 13, 2019

This month we are delighted to welcome Stephanie Michele to the Textile Design Lab as our guest expert. We have worked with Stephanie for the past several years through Pattern Observer…

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New Design Challenge: Land, Air and Sea

Monday, June 4, 2018

One of my favorite events in the Textile Design Lab is our monthly Chelsea’s Challenge, which we share with the goal of helping our members grow their pattern portfolios. We provide a theme…

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Featured Designer: Cathrin Gressieker

Friday, March 30, 2018
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  With the support of SURTEX, each month a new post will be highlighted on Pattern Observer, featuring the work of one of our Textile Design Lab members. This month it…

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“Recycle” – Our Latest Chelsea’s Challenge in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, February 5, 2018

This month’s design challenge in the Textile Design Lab is all about recycling–reworking old prints or creating patterns to be pieced together and used in unexpected ways. While we typically let our…

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Highlights From Our “Storytelling” Design Challenge

Friday, January 19, 2018

Chelsea’s Challenge is a monthly post series in the Textile Design Lab, in which we share trends and inspiration to help our members develop pattern collections for their portfolios. Last month our theme was…

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

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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
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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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