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TDL News 2-22-21

Upcoming Event: Illustrator Live with Laura Coyle

Our February Illustrator Live will be held this Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 11am Eastern. Laura will be discussing a number of topics, including the pattern feature in Illustrator for iPad.

Access the zoom link here.

You can watch the recording of January’s presentation here.


Recording Posted: Indexing Part Two with Sherry London

In this presentation Sherry continued last month’s discussion of Indexing in Photoshop.

You can watch the recording of Part Two here.

You can watch the recording of Part One here.






Textile Prints with Fizah Malik: Tile Prints

We are thrilled to announce that we just released a new tutorial in the Lab by the fabulous Fizah Malik!

This is the fourth in a series of tutorials that she has created for the Lab that will be released over the next few months. In this tutorial Fizah shares her technique for creating tile prints.

Watch the tutorial here.

February Daily Challenge

This month we are pleased to have our first daily design challenge! The challenge started on February 1st but please join in at anytime throughout the month.

Please create one pattern or motif design based upon the prompt for the day. The trends that are starred will also be our speedy design challenges for the week.

If you would like to share your work on Instagram please use #TDLpatterntrendchallenge

A link to download the challenge instructions, as well as the challenge forum can be found here.


Recording Posted: LIVE One Hour Challenge

Last month Chelsea hosted our first LIVE One Hour Challenge. She led us through three creative exercises intended to get the creative juices flowing.

You can watch the recording here.

Chelsea’s next LIVE One Hour Challenge will be on February 24, 2021 at 1pm Eastern.


Upcoming Events

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

2/23/21 11am : Live Illustrator Training with Laura Coyle

2/24/21 1pm : Live One Hour Design Challenge

3/01/21 11am : March Kickoff!

3/09/21 11am : Goals Check-In

3/15/21 11am : Live Photoshop Training with Sherry London

3/17/21 1pm : Creating Lookbooks with MaryJane Mitchell

3/30/21 1pm : Lookbook Critique with MaryJane Mitchell



Recording Posted: Lesser Known Pattern Layouts

In this presentation you’ll discover five lesser known pattern layout styles that you can begin using in your pattern development work. Step-by-step instructions are included for developing both scenic and free-flowing layouts.
Members can watch the recording here.




New: TDL Community Connect

Our TDL Video Chat room will now be open all day, everyday. Feel free to stop by while you are working on a project or to simply chat with your fellow members!

In the future we might need to have specific meeting times, but I wanted to open this opportunity up to people across various time zones and with different schedules.

Members can grab the link here.




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.

February 21, 2021

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