Textile Design Lab

TDL News 8-2-21

Speedy Design Challenge

Imagine that you are a freelance textile designer working remotely from home. You arrive at your desk in the morning, open your inbox, and find an urgent request for a new concept! You have until the end of the day to design a completed pattern based upon the brief provided.

This is the premise behind our regular Speedy Design Challenges.

Check out the latest challenge here.





Recording Posted: Illustrator Live with Laura Coyle

In last week’s training Laura showed us how we can use the new Adobe Illustrator App. This can come in handy when our desktop computers are not behaving or if we are on the go!

You can watch the recording here.

Looking forward to it! If you have suggestions/questions for future sessions, please add them to this thread.





Recording Posted: Exploring Watercolor Brushes in Photoshop with Sherry London

On Monday, July 19th Sherry walked us through how to work with Watercolor Brushes in Photoshop!

Have a topic that you would like discussed in an upcoming presentation? Please tag @prancingpixel on the Tech Talk forum to let her know.



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

You can watch a recording here.


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.

Watch the tutorial here.

Upcoming Events

Here are some of the live events happening this month. All times are Eastern and all events will be recorded.

8/4/21 1pm – Live One Hour Challenge

8/10/21 1pm – TDL Goals Check-in

8/11/21 11am – Live One Hour Challenge

8/16/21 11am – Photoshop Training with Sherry London

8/18/21 1pm – Live One Hour Challenge

8/25/21 1pm – Summer of Creativity reflection chat

8/31/21 11am – Illustrator Live with Laura Coyle


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.

August 2, 2021

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