Featured Designer: Anne Marie Jackson

Friday, January 12, 2018

This week’s featured designer is Anne Marie Jackson, a British textile designer and trend forecaster working in Seattle. With 15 years of experience under her belt, Anne Marie has developed…

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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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Caroline Cecil Textiles at Designer Camp

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Caroline Cecil is the CEO and founder of Caroline Cecil Textiles (you may remember her as our Textile Design Lab guest expert from last October–check out her interview here.)…

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Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: Rocío Fatás a.k.a. The Soul of Birds

Friday, April 15, 2016

Today the spotlight is on Textile Design Lab member Rocío Fatás, who designs under the name The Soul of Birds. Rocío is a prolific designer and it is always…

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Interview with Nikky Starrett, Guest Expert for March in the Textile Design Lab

Sunday, March 6, 2016
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Nikky Starrett is a freelance pattern designer and illustrator based in Canada, with a background designing patterns for a furniture wholesaler. Her focus is on “providing exclusive original…

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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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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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Interview with Kim Gann, Guest Expert for November in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, November 9, 2015

For the month of November we are delighted to welcome Kim Gann as our guest expert in the Textile Design Lab. Kim is a licensed artist with wall…

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Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: Fernanda Sternieri

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Once a month it is my privilege to share some of the outstanding work taking place in our Textile Design Lab community by turning the spotlight on one…

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Handmade textiles by Ayelet Iontef

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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Feast your eyes on these breathtaking handmade textiles by textile designer Ayelet Iontef! Ayelet has worked as a textile designer since 1990 and teaches about colors and patterns…

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