Textile Design Lab

TDL News 5-20-19

Just Released: Pattern Observer Studio Briefs

We are calling on interested TDL members to create patterns for the Autumn/Winter 20/21 design season for Premiere Vision, to be represented under the Pattern Observer Studio brand. Please watch this video to understand the process and get involved!


New Tutorial: Creating Mandala Patterns with the Symmetry Tool in Photoshop CC 2019

In this new tutorial Chelsea shows you how to create beautiful mandala designs using Photoshop’s symmetry options that are new in Creative Cloud 2019.

You will also learn how to put this type of design into a seamless repeat.

Dive in here!





Chelsea’s Challenge: Choose Your Own Adventure

This month’s challenge comes to us after Michelle was so inspired by the recent guest expert presentation by Sisters Gulassa.

Michelle says, “Something that stood out to me was developing a collection around whatever you are currently interested in or have been Googling. This opens up such an interesting opportunity to explore unique motifs.”

So what have you been curious about recently?

In this design challenge you’ll find links to helpful brainstorming exercises and more!

Get Started Here.


Upcoming Event: Print Studio Workgroup

Is your portfolio finalized and are you ready to apply to print studios? We’re here to help!

From Monday, June 10th – Friday, July 12th the TDL is running its fourth Print Studio Workgroup. This group will meet on Mondays at 11pm EDT for five weeks and will walk you step-by-step through the process of reaching out to print studios for representation. Please note that we will not be meeting the week of July 1st.

There will be a short presentation at the beginning of each session with time for questions. Discussions will take place throughout the week on our forum. All sessions will be recorded and posted to the Lab.

The only requirements are that you 1) are a current TDL member and 2) that you have an online portfolio that you are ready to show to print studios! Members can register here.


Recorded Presentation: Sisters Gulassa

Sisters Lise and Cyrille are the creative duo behind SistersGulassa, an international design house that produces art, patterns, products, and trend forecasting. Their VividLiving™ lifestyle brand of prints and products is recognized for its vivid color, vibrant energy and bold pattern-mixing.

In this recent presentation they shared how they get inspired and begin their creative process.

Members can grab the link here.




Upcoming Events

* Round One Première Vision Briefs Due: June 3rd

* Round Two Première Vision Briefs Released: June 3rd

* Round Two Première Vision Briefs Due: June 24th

* Print Studio Workgroup: June 10th

* Summer of Creativity: June 17th




Weekly Art Critiques. Please join the TDL community on TUESDAY at 11am EDT and THURSDAY at 1 PM EDT 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.

May 20, 2019

2 Responses on TDL News 5-20-19"

  1. MartiBetz says:

    I tried to submit my designs for the PV 70s, but i do not see the category for PV 70s. Why is this ?
    Thank you, Marti

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