The 2017 Summer of Creativity

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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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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“Kimono Design: An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns” by Keiko Nitanai

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kimono Design: An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns is a 300 page treasure trove of pattern inspiration, featuring kimono and other elements of traditional Japanese dress, both old and new….

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The Right Way to Repeat

Monday, April 3, 2017
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There’s a trend emerging in the textile design industry, and as much as I’d tried to, I just don’t like it. Over the years the industry has become…

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Featured Studio: KIND OF STYLE

Friday, December 16, 2016

Lonneke de Roos is a graphic designer and the owner of KIND OF STYLE, a creative studio based in the Netherlands. Her quirky, modern patterns feature pretty fruits…

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Featured Designer: Suzie Pan

Friday, December 2, 2016
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Looking out my window with a cover of fresh snow on the ground, these beautifully moody digital florals by Suzie Pan feel like the perfect way to kick off December!…

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Featured Designer: Carolyn Rebuffel of WorkRoom C

Friday, November 18, 2016
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Carolyn Rebuffel of WorkRoom C, is an interior designer and textile designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area who turned to textile design out of necessity: “WorkRoom…

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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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Featured Designer: Laura Hart of Surface House

Friday, October 28, 2016
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As soon as Laura Hart’s work landed in our inbox, we became instant fans! Laura runs her own print design business in the UK called Surface House, which…

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The “Lost in Space” Collection from Interiors by Element

Friday, October 21, 2016

Interiors by Element has just launched their new ‘Lost in Space’ collection, “a dramatic collection of six rugs inspired by stars, planets and other celestial bodies. Shooting stars,…

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Featured Designer: Shandra Smith

Friday, October 14, 2016

What better way to wrap up this week than with these eye-catching designs from Canadian Artist and Designer Shandra Smith. Known for her bold and graphic style, Shandra…

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