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TDL News 10-10-21

October Goals Check-In

Each month we come together as a community to check in with our progress and offer support to one another. There is no lesson during this hour-long session, but an opportunity to share, listen and brainstorm ideas!

Our next Goals Check-in is on October 13th at 1 pm Eastern. A Zoom link will be sent out on the morning of the event.


Home Decor Month!

It’s not too late to join us for Home Decor Month in the Textile Design Lab.

In October, we are gathering together as a community to explore the home decor market and become more informed designers! We’ll be achieving this goal through three guest expert presentations. Jenny Bova is kicking things off with an interiors industry overview (recording here) and a second presentation on wallcovering and murals. Later in the month, we’ll hear from Laura Olivia, who will share tips for designing bedding.

After the presentations wrap up, a home decor design brief will be released, and members will each create a collection for the home decor market. WGSN is a part of the course. Grab your spot here.


Recording Posted: The Surface Pattern Design Journey by Rachael King

We are pleased to welcome Rachael King as our Textile Design Lab guest expert of the month!

On Monday, September 20th Rachael shared her story “to illustrate how our Surface Pattern Design journey can take us in so many directions and how I have shaped my business to offer many income streams including licensing, branded product, Spoonflower, book sales, tutoring, and guest talks.”

It was an enlightening presentation and the recording is posted here.

Recording Posted: Vectors and Shapes in Photoshop with Sherry London

In Sherry’s training, she discussed using Vectors and Shapes in Photoshop.
Have a topic that you would like discussed in an upcoming presentation? Please tag @prancingpixel on the Tech Talk forum to let her know.


Recording Posted: LIVE One Hour Challenge

On Wednesday Chelsea’s shared an inspiring Live One Hour Challenge with the community. All you need is paper and drawing implements of your choosing in several colors.

The recording is here.


Recording Posted: Growing your Business with Laura Olivia

Laura Olivia went from being a freelance textile designer to running her own print studio. In this presentation, Laura will share techniques for how you can grow your business and tips that she learned over the years.

The recording is here.






Upcoming Events

Here are some of the live events happening this month. All times are Eastern and all events will be recorded.

  • Tuesday, October 12th at 1 pm Eastern, Wallcovering and murals with Jenny Bova
  • Tuesday, October 19th at 10 am Eastern, Designing for Bedding with Laura Olivia
  • Wednesday, October 20th, Home Decor Design Brief released

10/13/21 1 pm – Goals Check-In

10/18/21 11 am – Photoshop Training with Sherry London


Weekly Art Critiques. Please join the TDL community on THURSDAY at 1 PM Eastern for a live art critique. Our art critiques are fun events where Lab members come together to review artwork and ask questions about pattern design, marketing, and sales. A registration link will be emailed the morning of the critique and will also be posted in our Weekly Art Critique forum. Textile Design Lab members can watch past critiques here.

October 10, 2021

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