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Back to school is over and as Fall starts to set in and things slow down there is much inspiration to be had. For this challenge we were inspired by the transition of plants, trees, and entire landscapes from their summer greens to rich autumnal palettes. Temperatures may be dropping yet warmth is evoked by feelings of coziness, nostalgia, and romance.
We are offering up four different directions for this challenge–you may find it easiest to create a collection of patterns based on just one of these boards, but pulling elements from more than one board to customize the theme of your collection is also an option. For those of you who want more direction, Michelle will also be posting weekly design prompts to the Chelsea’s Challenge forum every Monday.
We are calling on interested TDL members to create Easter and Valentine’s designs primarily for kids’ home goods, and selected designs will be shown as part of the Pattern Observer Studio collection in a virtual meeting with our client in late November. This is for a mass-market retailer who wants to see cute conversational patterns (cute characters like bunnies, baskets, hearts, etc.) for the Spring ’19 season. These prints will be used on home goods like tablecloths, napkins, kitchen towels, odds and ends, etc. and geared toward children. If “cute” is just not a style you are comfortable working in, we encourage you to work in your own style and we can present some designs that are slightly more sophisticated on the Easter and Valentine’s themes.
Members can learn more here.
Weekly Art Critique
Don’t forget to join us for our live art critique held this 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 a link can also be found in our Weekly Art Critique forum.
Textile Design Lab members can watch past critiques here.