Mark your calendars! Our popular Sellable Sketch Group-Study is updated and starts on October 29, 2018.
In this course you’ll bring clarity and focus to your collection development process and take the guesswork out of what to design each season by picking appropriate trends for your target market while staying true to your own artistic style.
You’ll also have free access to WGSN, the industry’s leading resource for trends and design direction.
Upcoming Event: Guest expert Yetunde Rodriguez
Mark your calendars! We are delighted to welcome designer Yetunde Rodriguez to the Lab on October 29th at 1pm EDT. She’ll share her insights into starting your own product based business.
I follow Yetunde on social media and am such a fan of her beautiful work. We’ll be publishing her interview this week and can’t wait to chat with her live on the 29th. In the mean time, please explore her lovely website here.
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!
It’s that time of year where we are beginning to prepare for upcoming trade shows…exciting!!
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!
“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.
Weekly Art Critique Please join MaryJane 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.