Textile Design Lab

TDL News 3-4-19

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 hereApril 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.

Ultimate-Guide-to-RepeatsStarting TODAY: Ultimate Guide to Repeats Group Study

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 4th. Members can register here.


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 6th at 10am EST 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 4, 2019

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