Chelsea’s Challenge: Photographic Florals
It seems that photographic prints come in and out of vogue periodically, but they are having a moment right now and they will be the focus of our Chelsea’s Challenge for July!
They are a fun one to try out for a change of pace if you are used to drawing or painting most of your motifs, and are great for a summertime challenge because you can go out for a walk and photograph what’s blooming in your area, be it your own back yard, a neighbor’s garden, or the local park.
Get started with this month’s design challenge here.
Recording Posted: July Kickoff
I was unable to host a live July Kickoff, so I recorded a short chat here.
In this chat I discuss our Summer/Fall Textile Design Lab Schedule and details about our upcoming Summer of Creativity.
Later in the week I’ll be publishing a blog post with our upcoming TDL schedule so if you prefer to read the schedule that will be available soon.
Recording Posted: Illustrator Live with Laura Coyle
In this session Laura discussed using Symbols in Illustrator! Topics include:
Dynamic symbols and editing symbols
The symbolism tools like the sprayer & scruncher
When to use them, how they can save you time
Laura’s next session will be held on Tuesday, July 27th at 11am Eastern.
Recording Posted: LIVE One Hour Challenge
In this inspiring Live One Hour Challenge Chelsea leads us through a series of exercises to loosen us up and tap into our creativity.
For these exercises you’ll need: paper, markers—ideally in 4+ different colors (Sharpies are great but any markers should work,) tape, and string or yarn
It’s that time of year!!! Our Summer of Creativity is right around the corner and we are busily working to make this our best event yet!
Recording Posted: Photoshop training with Sherry London
In Sherry’s recent Photoshop training she shared techniques for using the Warp and Puppet Wrap Tools. It was a very insightful presentation and the techniques are handy for creating the abstract patterns we are all seeing on WGSN and the runway.
Textile Prints with Fizah Malik: Spaced Florals
We are thrilled to announce a new tutorial in the Lab by the fabulous Fizah Malik!
This is the fifth in a series of tutorials that she has created for the Lab that has been released over the next few months. In this tutorial Fizah shares her technique for creating spaced florals.
Recording Posted: Designing for Blinds & Curtains with Laura Olivia
If you are interested in designing patterns for home decor this is a presentation that you do not want to miss!
Laura dives into the details of creating patterns for home decor, specifically curtains and blinds.
You can watch the recording here.
Here are some of the live events happening this month. All times are Eastern and all events will be recorded.
7/13/21 11am- TDL Goals Check-In
7/19/21 11am- Photoshop Training with Sherry London
7/19/21 – Summer of Creativity
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.