Textile Design Lab

TDL News 3-11-19

New Pattern Observer Studio Brief (which doubles as this month’s Chelsea’s Challenge!)

We just published our latest brief for children’s patterns for Premiere Vision, which you can find here. April 2-8 is the submission period for the brief. We will only be accepting submissions during this week, not before or after.

Please post any questions to the studio forum, here.


If you wish to take part in just the Chelsea’s Challenge, you may do so HERE.


New Tutorial: How to Revamp Old Patterns

You might look back on a pattern you created years ago, or even months ago, and cringe a little…it can be a little like reading through an old diary, and remind you of a different time in your life when you had fewer design techniques under your belt, maybe a more tenuous grasp on Photoshop or Illustrator, or less of an awareness about who you want to be as a designer and what sort of work you want to create.

In this tutorial Chelsea talks about some of the ways you can revamp old patterns to give them new life.


Upcoming Event: Heimtextil Recap with Laura Olivia

Laura Olivia, one of our resident TDL experts, recently exhibited at Heimtextil and will be hosting an informal chat to tell us all about her experience!

Please join us on Wednesday, March 13th at 12pm EDT for this live event. A recording will be posted.

Members can grab the link here.





Recording Posted: Guest Expert Stephanie Peterson Jones

Last week we were delighted to welcome Stephanie Peterson Jones as our Textile Design Lab expert for the month of February.

Stephanie is an amazingly talented children’s illustrator and she walked us through a short meditation exercise, followed by a mandala exercise.

She also shared her insight into the industry, including why she is trying to streamline her business and how she finds new clients!

Weekly Art Critique. Please join Michelle Fifis 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.

March 11, 2019

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