Textile Design Lab

TDL News 3-2-20

Upcoming: The Wellness Workshop

Wellness has become increasingly important in our society. How can we answer this need through the products and patterns we create?

In this two week workshop we’ll take a deep dive into the wellness industry and explore what it means to your business and creative process. You’ll identify ways to address this societal shift in the products and patterns you create and also explore wellness practices that can be incorporated in your life; to strengthen your creative practice. Workshop dates: March 16 – March 27

This event is FREE for all Textile Design Lab members and includes access to WGSN Insight. Members can register here.


Recording Posted

In this live training session Laura covered:

  • Scripts + a color randomizing script (great for jumping into a design with instant color)
  • Actions, assigning above the script to an action, and a demo on how to create/use an action
  • Preparing a repeat pattern unit for exporting to avoid the dreaded tiling lines (an issue that came up in another forum and involves checking dimensions and using the pixel grid controls)
  • When to use the Pathfinder and instances when you would use it instead of the Shape Builder
  • Appearance Panel

Check out the recording here.


Recording Posted: Finding Your Niche with Vicki Wallis

Interested in launching your own product line? In this presentation Vicki Wallis shares how to create a target audience for your product line, how to use this information to create a plan going forward, and how to create a budget for your new business.

Vicki Wallis worked within the apparel industry for 12 years before branching out on her own and creating The Fashion Business Coach (formally named 29andSeptember Studio). Vicki helps small and startup fashion labels to succeed in their business and we are so excited to bring her wealth of experience to the Textile Design Lab guest expert role.

Watch her presentation here.


Recording Posted: Launching a Product Line with Juliet Meeks

In this insightful presentation Juliet shares an overview of her process, starting from the product idea to shipping the final product to the customer. This includes tips for sourcing materials, determining your retail price, photography, marketing, and more.

Juliet is the owner of Juliet Meeks Design, an art and surface design studio she has been working on full-time since 2015. She’s based in her hometown of New Orleans, and creates a stunning array of original paintings and products adorned with her signature style.

Watch her presentation 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.

March 2, 2020

2 Responses on TDL News 3-2-20"

  1. Nathalie N says:

    Hi there how can I enter this workshop, please. Thank you

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