Textile Design Lab

TDL News 10-29-18

Sellable-Sketch-Textile-Design-LabGrab Your Spot: The NEW Sellable Sketch Group-Study

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.

Members can register here.




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.

This event is free for members and members can grab the link 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!




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.






“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 29, 2018

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