TEXTILE DESIGN LAB IS THE KEY TO
UNLOCKING YOUR POTENTIAL
Get the information, inspiration and support you need to succeed in textile design. As a TDL member, learning is never lonely. You’ll join like-minded artists and designers in courses on everything from technical skills like patterns and repeats to the business know-how you need to market and sell your work. Our guest experts will share insider tips and perspectives you won’t find anywhere else. Best of all, you’ll be invited to our private forum where you can make lifelong friends and build industry connections you’ll use throughout your career.
As a member of Textile Design Lab you will...
Textile Design Lab members dramatically improve their craft, learn new techniques and stay informed on the latest industry trends for only $49 / month.
Isn’t it time you joined us?
“Textile Design Lab is a rich learning environment...this wealth of knowledge and information from industry experts and [the] feedback on my work has been extremely helpful and inspiring. I'm going to be able to fast-forward with all the inside tips and technical skills I am gaining” - Susan Nicolai
“I have been a Textile Design Lab member for about 6 months. In that time I have gained the technical skills to transform my artwork into marketable collections...I put up a website with just 3 collections, a blog I post to regularly, and an artist statement. I've gotten two new freelance projects as a direct result. [The Lab] is a great community of artists and experts and the time and effort [I've] spent here has had very quick results.” - Carlyn Clark
ery quick results.”
- Carlyn Clark
As a Textile Design Lab Member, you’ll have multiple opportunities to be informed, inspired and supported as you build your career.
Learn at your own pace or join us for group studies as we explore challenging topics like collection development, marketing, and technical skills. Explore our courses to see all the courses that are FREE for Textile Design Lab members.
Tutorials & Challenges
Find inspiration and explore new techniques with our monthly design tutorials and group design challenges. You’ll experience the excitement and energy of art school as you connect with other lab members and review each other’s work. See what's happening in the Lab in our weekly News posts.
Experienced designers and industry experts offer collection reviews, answer questions and train on a variety of industry topics. You’ll gain priceless feedback and industry insight while learning from the best!
Make friends, network with other designers, and get personalized artwork feedback and career guidance in our private forum. We host a weekly live artwork critique and the forum is always open for your individual conversations and questions.
Textile Design Lab Courses+
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- January 03,2015 / 68 Comments
Hello there! I’m Michelle Fifis, founder and creator of Textile Design Lab. I’m a successful textile designer and entrepreneur who knows just how rewarding it is to build a business doing work I love. When I first started out, inspiring people came alongside me and shared their wisdom and experience. Their help made a huge difference in my life. I created Textile Design Lab to help you in the same way they helped me.
In 2010 I left my role as a textile designer for a large corporation to start my own freelance business. It was an exciting and challenging time for me, full of lots of hard work and trial-and-error. I learned to truly listen to my clients, improve my craft and level of service, and listen to my heart. Today my business is thriving, and I’m able to balance my work with a full life as a wife and mother. It’s amazing!
I’ve joined with an awesome team to give you the ideal environment for learning. We’ve created easy to absorb video tutorials, audio lessons and PDF guides to help you. This year we’ve improved our membership site to make your experience welcoming and easy to navigate. Most importantly, we know learning doesn’t have to be lonely. We’ve created a warm, friendly community where you can ask questions, get answers and build relationships. I’m proud of what we offer, and I’m excited to connect with you as you achieve your textile design dreams.
See you on the other side!