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TDL News 12/26/21

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. You can find the link to join here.





Upcoming Event: The Sellable Sketch 

We will kick off 2022 with our popular Sellable Sketch Group Study. The course begins January 10th and it will continue until February 25th. From sketch to collection! By the end of this course you will thoroughly understand what elements lead to a successful print collection, the importance of staying true to your artistic style, how to pick appropriate trends and inspiration sources for your target market, and how to develop a print from sketch to digital file in both Illustrator and Photoshop. This course includes access to WGSN.


Sign up for the Sellable Sketch Group Study here


Recording Posted: Photoshop with Sherry London 

This December Sherry went over resolution and transformation in Photoshop, a very important topic for anyone using the program. You can find the link here.

Sherry’s next presentation will be on Monday January 17th at 11am Eastern.

Have a topic that you would like discussed in an upcoming presentation? Please tag @prancingpixel on the Tech Talk forum to let her know.

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.

Laura’s next presentation January 25th at 11am 

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.



Upcoming Events

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

12/28/21 – One Hour Live Challenge with Chelsea

12/30/21- Art Critique with Melissa Schulz  1pm

12/31/21- TDL Coloring Hour at 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 26, 2021

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