Textile Design Lab

TDL News 3-30-20

Upcoming Event: Live Training with Laura Coyle

From Laura, “Happy March everybody!

Thanks for being a part of the February Illustrator session, where we talked about actions, scripts, the Appearance panel, a little bit of Pathfinder and Shapebuilder, and a demonstration of troubleshooting a misbehaving pattern repeat unit when you are exporting from Illustrator… (deep breath)!

It was a lot to cover, but a lot of fun! For March, we’re going to narrow the focus to: Brushes in Illustrator

The date is Tuesday, March 31st at 11 am ET

Members can grab the link here.


Group-Study: Ultimate Guide to Repeats

With more and more agents and studios requiring repeats, it’s become increasingly important to learn how to create higher quality repeats in less time.

In the Ultimate Guide To Repeats Group Study you’ll have access to a toolbox of techniques that you can use to create more interesting, professional repeats that agents, studios and clients are looking for in today’s market.

Emails are sent every Monday and Thursday, giving you three days to watch the video and complete the exercises. This group-study is designed to keep you motivated and feeling supported as you master repeats!

This event is FREE for all Textile Design Lab members and the first lesson will be released on Monday, March 30th. Members can register 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.




Recording Posted: Backup and Restore Alternatives with Norm London

Norm London, husband of the fabulous Sherry London (@prancingpixel) recently gave us a live presentation about Backup and Restore Alternatives. As digital designers we have SO.MANY.FILES. and Norm shared some of the options that we have for storing these files.

Members can access the recording here.




New Design Tutorial: Developing Ornamental Floral Patterns

In this new design tutorial Chelsea walks you through her process for creating ornate floral patterns. She’ll take you through the entire process-from sketch to final design.

Learn more 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 29, 2020

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