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TDL News 6-11-18

June Design Challenge: Land, Air and Sea

I am so excited for this month’s challenge!! When Michelle and I were at Surtex last month we spoke to a number of brands from markets as varied as accessories, bedding, women’s apparel, quilting fabric, and classroom decor, all of whom were interested in seeing conversational patterns. Animal patterns were a particular standout in terms of what people were looking for, so I thought it would be great to capitalize on that for this month’s Chelsea’s Challenge and encourage Lab members to develop a collection based around animals, birds, or sea creatures.

You can read the full design challenge here.





Grab Your Spot: Print Studio Workgroup

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

From TODAY, Monday, June 11th- Friday, July 6th the TDL is running its second Print Studio Workgroup. This group will meet on Mondays at 11:30am EDT for four weeks and will walk you step-by-step through the process of reaching out to print studios for representation.
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.



Upcoming Events in the Lab

Here’s a quick roundup of some fun events happening in the Lab:

Wednesday, June 20th at 11am EDT: Print show recap with Michelle and Chelsea.

Tuesday, June 26th at 11am EDT: Guest Expert Speaker: Ronnie Walter

Monday, July 16th: Summer of Creativity

These events are all FREE for TDL members. Mark your calendars!



Weekly Art Critique Please join Michelle Fifis for our live art critique held THURSDAY at 1 PM EDT. 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.

June 11, 2018

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