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TDL News 7-23-18

Upcoming Event: Guest Expert Speaker Laura Coyle

It is such a treat to welcome back the lovely Laura Coyle as our guest expert for July.

Laura has spent nearly 20 years as a freelance illustrator and is also an amazing Adobe Illustrator instructor (she runs illustratoring.com, check it out). Laura will be sharing her expertise in a free webinar for all Textile Design Lab members on July 31, 2018 at 11am EDT.

A registration link will be sent out the day of the event..mark your calendars!






The Summer of Creativity is HERE!!!!!

Registration is now open for our third annual Summer of Creativity!

In each week of this eight week journey we’ll explore a new pattern style from around the world. You’ll uncover the history of the style, it’s relevance in today’s marketplace and explore techniques and tutorials to get you started.

We are going to be adding four new tutorials to our Textile Design Lab library along with new design briefs and a new weekly show & tell event.

You can read all the details here.

Textile Design Lab members can grab their spot in the course here.

Remember this event is FREE for all TDL members and it’s not too late to join!



July Design Challenge: Royal Wedding

Like most of the world, we were captivated by the recent royal wedding!

As WGSN has forecasted, “The glamour of the royal wedding inspires a host of commercial product updates, perfect for the summer occasion season. Items are inspired by time-honoured elegance that leverages tailored sophistication for a new consumer looking to smarten up”.

We have chosen three different directions for this trend: feminine florals, soft laces, and a more masculine spin.

Members can read the full design challenge here.





Guest Expert Speaker: Ronnie Walter

Last month we had the privilege to welcome Ronnie Walter to the Textile Design Lab as our guest expert. In addition to being a talented artist, Ronnie is also a business coach for creatives and helps artists find their way to success.

In this recent presentation, Ronnie shared three ways to narrow your focus so that you can actually bring greater (and hopefully faster) success.

Members can grab the link here.






Print Show Recap with Michelle and Chelsea

Last month, Chelsea and I had the exciting experience of exhibiting for the first time at Surtex at the Javits Center in New York City, and then at Inception in High Point, North Carolina.

In Part I of this live chat we walk you through our preparations for Surtex and in Part II we explore Inception, an overview of our budget and what we will do differently next time.

Part I is posted here.

Part II is posted here.





Weekly Art Critique Please join MaryJane Mitchell for this week’s 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.

July 23, 2018

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