Interview with Maria Ogedengbe, Guest Expert for February in the Textile Design Lab

Sunday, February 7, 2016

It is our great pleasure to welcome back Maria Ogedengbe to the blog this month (you may remember her as a featured artist from this past fall,) and to announce that…

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From the Textile Design Lab: Chelsea’s Challenge – “Tropical Iridescence” Collections

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

We had another bang-up round of Chelsea’s Challenge in the Textile Design Lab, with some truly stunning pattern collections created around WGSN’s “Tropical Iridescence” trend. I can’t tell you how inspiring…

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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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From The Textile Design Lab: Chelsea’s Challenge – “Tidal Beachcomber” Collections

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Adriana Generallo on Pattern Observer

If you’re a regular reader of the blog you probably saw Chelsea’s tutorial from last month inspired by WGSN’s “Tidal Beachcomber” trend for Spring/ Summer ’17, and our subsequent…

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Designing for Kitchen Textiles with Laura Olivia

Monday, December 21, 2015

Each month in the Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. For the month of December we have been honored…

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

Monday, December 7, 2015
Free spirit Fabric

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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Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: Lara Gurney

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: Lara Gurney

Today we turn our spotlight on one of our treasured Textile Design Lab members, the oh-so-talented Lara Gurney! Lara is a prolific creator of patterns and it is always exciting to see her latest…

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Creating Art for Digitally Printed Quilting Fabric with Kim Gann

Monday, November 23, 2015
Kim Gann, guest expert on Pattern Observer

Each month in the Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise, and for the month of November we have…

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Elizabeth McGarrigle and The Sellable Sketch

Saturday, November 14, 2015

In celebration of our Sellable Sketch Group Study that starts Monday, November 16th, we are proud to share another fabulous collection created by a recent graduate of the course. Elizabeth…

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Rebekah Strunz-Sherpa and The Sellable Sketch

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Jezabelle Main Print

Rebekah Strunz-Sherpa is a current Textile Design Lab member and designs under the name April Hitchcock Pattern Design. She recently completed our Sellable Sketch group study, having created this beautiful…

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