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TDL News 12-19-21

Pattern Planning and Goal Setting Group-Study

Our Pattern Planning and Goal Setting Group-Study started on Monday, Dec. 6th. We will have a second live group chat Monday December 20th at 1pm. 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.




Upcoming Event: Photoshop Live with Sherry London 

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

She will go over the resolution and transformation tools in Photoshop, something she claims everyone struggles with. Tune in to advance your Photoshop skills.
Have a topic that you would like discussed in an upcoming presentation? Please tag @prancingpixel on the Tech Talk forum to let her know.

Upcoming Event: Chelsea’s  LIVE One Hour Challenge

Chelsea’s next one hour live event will be Wednesday December 28th at 1pm Eastern.  Please collect some paper (computer paper is fine) scissors, a stapler, and an X-Acto Knife if you have one.




A recording of November’s Live Challenge can be found here.


Recording Posted: Illustrator Live with Laura Coyle

Laura’s December Illustrator Live session was held on December 14th.

She demonstrated the new motion and vector jitter brush features in Adobe Fresco and showed us the fun and simple ways you can animate your drawings using Fresco.


 The recording is here.


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


Recording Posted: A Successful Spoonflower Shop with Sharon Turner of Scrummy 

Sharon Turner of Scrummy held a live Q&A on December 15th to discuss using the popular print on demand website, Spoonflower. Sharon is one of Spoonflower’s best selling artists and it was so informative to find out some of her selling secrets. You can check out her website here.



The recording is posted here. 



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.



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: 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.

12/20/21 – Photoshop Training with Sherry London 11am

12/20/21- 2nd Live Goals Chat and Check in with Michelle 1pm

12/21/21- Speedy Design Challenge Released

12/23/21- Art Critique with Melissa Schulz  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 19, 2021

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