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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Recording Posted: Pricing for Artists with Melissa Schulz
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.