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TDL News 11-9-20

Starting Today: Ultimate Guide to Repeats

With more and more agents and studios requiring repeats, it’s become increasingly important to learn how to create higher quality repeats in less time.

In the Ultimate Guide To Repeats Group Study you’ll have access to a toolbox of techniques that you can use to create more interesting, professional repeats that agents, studios and clients are looking for in today’s market.

Emails are sent every Monday and Thursday, giving you three days to watch the video and complete the exercises. This group-study is designed to keep you motivated and feeling supported as you master repeats!

This event is FREE for all Textile Design Lab members and the first email will be released on Monday, November 9th. Members can register here.


Upcoming Event: Goals Check-in

On Tuesday, Nov 10th at 1pm Eastern we will have our goals check-in for the month of November and you are invited!. There will not be a presentation during this time. Instead it is an opportunity to come together and see how everyone is doing with their one big goal for the year.

If you need help getting started with goal setting please check out this workshop that we held in August.





New Tutorial: Developing Coloring Pages

Have you taken part in our Friday Coloring Hour? During these weekly video calls you can bring your own project to work on, or print out and use one of our coloring pages. Chelsea is the one who creates these coloring pages, and has a lot of fun making them! We had a request for a tutorial on how she creates these pages, and you will learn how in this new video!

Check it out here.




New Chelsea’s Challenge: Kid Craft

This month we are going to be focusing on designing for kids. You can choose to focus on kids’ apparel, home decor, paper goods or quilting fabric intended for children, or whatever products most excite you to create for young ones. This is a great opportunity to bring any kids in your life in on a design project, or just to bring out your inner kid and allow them to play! My goal for this challenge is for it to be fun fun FUN and for you to be able to create freely and without judgment. “Naive” designs are all the rage right now and if you are someone who spends a lot of time getting a design perfect I invite you to explore a more carefree aesthetic this month that is allowed to look a little unpolished and off-kilter! Get loose! Get messy!

Read more here.


Mark Your Calendars! November Illustrator Live with Laura Coyle

Laura will be hosting this month’s Illustrator Live on November 17th at 11 am Eastern. This month she will be sharing how to use the pattern editing mode from start-to-finish. A zoom link will be sent out on the morning of the presentation.

In last month’s presentation Laura gave us an overview of the new Illustrator Ipad App!


Textile Prints with Fizah Malik: Paisleys

We are so excited to announce that we just released a new tutorial in the Lab by the fabulous Fizah Malik!

This is the second in a series of tutorials that she has created for the Lab that will be released over the next few months. In this tutorial Fizah shares her technique for creating intricate paisley patterns.

Watch the tutorial here.


Upcoming Event: TDL Coloring Hour

Thanks to everyone who joined us last week for our TDL Coloring Hour. It was a wonderful chance to come together and chat about life and art! Please join us this Friday, November 13th at 1pm Eastern for another coloring event.

Remember, you are welcome to work on your own art project during this time or you can use the downloadable coloring sheet that will be sent out on Friday morning.





New: TDL Community Connect

Our TDL Video Chat room will now be open all day, everyday. Feel free to stop by while you are working on a project or to simply chat with your fellow members!

In the future we might need to have specific meeting times, but I wanted to open this opportunity up to people across various time zones and with different schedules.

Members can grab the link here.




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.

November 8, 2020

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