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TDL News 2-11-19

New Design Challenge: Coppélia

This month’s Chelsea’s Challenge is a little different as it is for a potential Pattern Observer Studio client. We have been in talks with a scarf designer to create a custom print based upon the ballet Coppélia.

“Coppélia is “a comic ballet” about Dr. Coppélius, a doctor who has made a life-size dancing doll. It is so lifelike that Franz, a village youth, becomes infatuated with it and sets aside his heart’s true desire, Swanhilda. She shows him his folly by dressing as the doll, pretending to make it come to life and ultimately saving him from an untimely end at the hands of the inventor. “

The brief is super inspiring and we hope that you participate even if you decide to keep your pattern in your own portfolio.

Read all the details here.


Revised Date: Photoshop for Designers 1 & 2 Group-Study

Update to our schedule: Photoshop for Designers 1 & 2 Group-Studies have been moved to February 11, 2019. If you choose, you are welcome to start the course on your own and get a head start. Here’s more information on the course:

Your creative spirit does not have to be inhibited by software or the digital art world. The two can come together in an amazing collaborative effort. In these 6-week courses you’ll discover the most efficient and effective use of Adobe Photoshop while creating the artwork that you love to design.

Photoshop for Designers 1 is an intensive course, so we recommend starting with that course and then taking Photoshop for Designers 2 when it runs again in the Fall or you can work through the self-study at any time! Members can register here.


New Event: Sellable Sketch HOME Group-Study

Want to learn more about the home decor industry and develop a stunning collection of patterns? Join us for the Sellable Sketch Home Group-Study starting Monday, February 18th!

In the Sellable Sketch Home Group-Study we work through our standard Sellable Sketch course, but you also receive bonus emails which are focused on the home decor industry. You’ll also receive free access to WGSN Home for the duration of the course.

This event is FREE for all Textile Design Lab members and members can register here.


Weekly Art Critique. Please join Michelle for this week’s live art critique held THURSDAY at 1 PM EST. This is a fun event where Lab members come together to review artwork and ask questions about pattern design, marketing and sales. A registration link will be emailed out early on Thursday morning and will also be posted in our Weekly Art Critique forum. Textile Design Lab members can watch past critiques here.

February 11, 2019

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