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TDL News 10-08-18

Blurb Journal Winners Announced

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Blurb Journal Contest! We are pleased to announce that the winners are:

  • Esther Jongste (Beverage Journal)
  • Patricia Hooning (Book Journal)
  • Chris Olson (Children’s Gratitude Journal)
  • Cynthia Jacquette (Children’s Gratitude Journal)
  • Nikkita Cohoon (Lists Journal)
  • Claudia Negru (Quotes Journal)

We will publish the winning designs soon and I encourage everyone to publish and order their own designs through Blurb!




Design Opportunity with Pattern Observer Studio

It’s that time of year where we are beginning to prepare for upcoming trade shows…exciting!!

To kick off this busy season of marketing the Pattern Observer Studio collection, we are releasing two sets of briefs that are open to all TDL members. The first round of briefs, which we will be working on for the month of October, will be focused mainly on patterns for Premiere Vision. The second round, released in November, will be geared toward Surtex.
Use the link below to check out this first round of design briefs. We created a downloadable PDF so you use the briefs while working offline.





October Design Challenge: Fanciful Fruit

This month we will be diving into a fun conversational trend that can be interpreted in endless styles and techniques–the beautiful and tasty category of fruit! Fruit is a popular motif for women’s, men’s and kid’s apparel as well as home decor items like wallpaper and kitchen textiles. It is also a popular motif for quilting fabrics and a fun option for journals and stationery.

Explore new ways to interpret this trend in this month’s design challenge brief!

Members can get started here.





“Trade Show Success: Strategies for after the show” with Shannon McNab

If you missed last week’s live training with Shannon McNab you can watch the recording here.

Shannon wowed us with her organization skills and clever ways of reviewing one’s work and staying in touch with clients and potential buyers.

Watch it here.






Weekly Art Critique Please join Michelle for this week’s live art critique held THURSDAY at 1 PM EDT. 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.

October 8, 2018

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