Textile Design Lab

TDL News 1-14-18

New Learning Center

We are excited to release our new Textile Design Lab Learning Center! Please explore our new feature in this quick video created by Michelle:


New Design Challenge: Meander

The theme for this month’s challenge is very sinuous, winding line work. By including flowers and motifs from nature, this theme can be interpreted in a very Art Nouveau-inspired way, or it could just be lines and more of an abstract pattern.

We’ve broken down this theme into three directions, which can be used alone or in combination to inspire your pattern collection: Art Nouveau, Knotted, and Winding Roads. Everyone who completes their collection by the deadline has the option to be included on our Chelsea’s Challenge Pinterest board and will be considered for a feature highlighting student work on the Pattern Observer blog. Members can get involved here.




Sellable-Sketch-Textile-Design-LabGrab Your Spot: The Surface Pattern Design Mastery Group-Study

Mark your calendars! Our Surface Pattern Design Mastery Group-Study starts on February 5, 2018.

In this course you’ll learn how to turn your sketches, paintings and illustrations into surface pattern design layouts in both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

You’ll also have free access to WGSN, the industry’s leading resource for trends and design direction.

Members can register here.




Weekly Art Critique

Please join Michelle for our live art critique held THURSDAY at 1 PM Eastern. This is a fun event where Lab members come together to review artwork and ask questions about pattern design, marketing and sales. A registration link will be emailed out early on Thursday morning and will also be posted in our Weekly Art Critique forum.

Textile Design Lab members can watch past critiques here.


January 14, 2018

3 Responses on TDL News 1-14-18"

  1. Kelly Lahl says:

    The new idea station is so so fantastic! I love the new organization of content as well; it’s a nice intuitive way to engage with learning. Well done!!

  2. Jenny Bova says:

    The new organization of the site is great! So well thought out and, as @kellylahl says above, intuitive. Great improvements @michelle and @ken! I love it!

  3. Marci says:

    love the idea station! Love Love the Dashboard. It’s all great.

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