Textile Design Lab

TDL News 12-12-21

Pattern Planning and Goal Setting Group-Study

Our Pattern Planning and Goal Setting Group-Study started on Monday, Dec. 6th. We will have the live group chat Monday December 13th at 12pm. This year we have expanded the course to include access to WGSN Fashion or Home.

In this Group-Study you’ll clarify what you hope to achieve in 2022 and create an action plan that is broken down into quarterly tasks to get you there. At the end of this course, you will feel focused and in control—ready for this upcoming year!

You’ll know exactly what steps to take and how you can use The Textile Design Lab to achieve the goals you’ve laid out before you.

Grab your spot here.


Upcoming Event: Illustrator Live with Laura Coyle

Mark your calendars! Laura’s next Illustrator Live session will be held on December 14th 2021 at 11 am Eastern.

Laura will be showing us the new motion and vector jitter brush features in Adobe Fresco.

In last month’s training, Laura shared new features in Illustrator: Vectorize on the iPad, 3D on the desktop, and more.

 The recording is here.


If you have suggestions/questions for future sessions, please add them to this thread.


Upcoming Event: A Successful Spoonflower Shop with Sharon Turner of Scrummy 

Sharon Turner of Scrummy will be available on December 15th at 3pm Eastern for a live Q & A. Sharon is one of Spoonflower’s best selling artists and it will be so informative to find out some of her selling secrets. You can check out her website here.

Please use this form to send in your questions before the event. There will be time to ask them in the event as well. The Q & A will be recorded and posted as well.



New Chelsea’s Challenge: Rugs

This month’s challenge is a great opportunity to participate in a real-world event–the Rug Vista/Carpet Vista Design Competition! This competition will open for submissions from December 13th through January 24th, so now is a great time to get started and work through this together as a group!

Learn more in this post.



Upcoming Event: Photoshop Live with Sherry London 

Sherry’s next presentation will be on Monday December 20th at 11am Eastern.

In November’s presentation Sherry shared the NEW way Adobe has given us to copy and paste images from Illustrator into Photoshop and the changes to the Object Selection tool.
Have a topic that you would like discussed in an upcoming presentation? Please tag @prancingpixel on the Tech Talk forum to let her know.

New Event: The Repeat Feat

Every month a Lab member’s pattern will be chosen to demonstrate different repeat techniques. Moving forward Chelsea will be selecting one file each month to put into repeat, but for the kickoff of the Repeat Feat post series, she will be demonstrating with three different files! The first one can be viewed here, the second here, and the third will be released this week–keep an eye on the All Tutorials page!

The second Repeat Feat was created with artwork by member Alice io Oglesby, you can find her Instagram right here!

Click here to submit for January’s Repeat Feat. Please use this form as well when you upload your artwork so we have extra information about your file.



Recording Posted: Chelsea’s  LIVE One Hour Challenge

On November 23rd Chelsea lead us through another inspiring Live One Hour Challenge. If you plan to participate you will need some magazines for cutting out and your favorite drawing supplies.


A recording of this month’s presentation can be found here.


Recording Posted: Pricing for Artists with Melissa Schulz

The fabulous Melissa Schulz of Branded Licensing hosted a live presentation on November 22nd. Topics included how to price your artwork, as well as information on licensing, sales, freelancing, lawyers, and sharing artwork online.


Upcoming Events

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

12/13/21 – Goals Group Study Live Chat 12pm

12/14/21- Illustrator Live with Laura Coyle  11am

12/15/21- December Guest Expert Sharon Turner: Success with Spoonflower  3pm

12/16/21- Art Critique with Melissa Schulz  1pm

12/17/21- Coloring Hour 1pm




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.

December 12, 2021

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