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TDL News 9-19-21

The Surface Pattern Design Journey by Rachael King

We are pleased to welcome Rachael King as our Textile Design Lab guest expert of the month!

On Monday, September 20th at 7 pm Eastern Rachael will share her story “to illustrate how our Surface Pattern Design journey can take us in so many directions and how I have shaped my business to offer many income streams including licensing, branded product, Spoonflower, book sales, tutoring, and guest talks. I hope that it will inspire other designers to find their way to making a credible income source from their art practice.”

A zoom link will be sent out on Monday morning!

Upcoming Event: Vectors and Shapes in Photoshop with Sherry London

In Sherry’s upcoming training she will be discussing Vectors and Shapes in Photoshop. The presentation is on Monday, September 20th at 11 am Eastern.

In Sherry London’s last presentation she shared new selection method options that we can use in Photoshop. It was such an informative presentation!

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


Upcoming Event: LIVE One Hour Challenge

Please join us on Wednesday, September 22nd at 11 am Eastern for Chelsea’s next Live One Hour Challenge. Chelsea will lead the community through a creative exercise and asks that you please bring paper and drawing implements of your choosing in several colors.

The zoom link is here.

In last month’s Live One Hour Challenge, Chelsea shared a fabulous watercolor exercise. You can watch a recording here.


Chelsea’s Challenge: Two Color Prints

Welcome back to Chelsea’s Challenge! We took last month off to give people a chance to focus on the Summer of Creativity course, but we are back with a new challenge for September: two-color prints.

While looking through WGSN’s S/S ’23 trend reports for inspiration for this month’s challenge, Chelsea noticed lots of two-color prints spread across the various trend stories.

Explore some of the trends Chelsea discovered and join us for this inspiring challenge!

Learn more here.

Recording Posted: Growing your Business with Laura Olivia

Laura Olivia went from being a freelance textile designer to running her own print studio. In this presentation, Laura will share techniques for how you can grow your business and tips that she learned over the years.

The recording is here.






Upcoming Events

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

9/20/21 11 am – Photoshop Training with Sherry London

9/20/21 7 pm – Presentation by Rachael King Design

9/22/21 11 am – Live One Hour Challenge with Chelsea

10/4/21 – Home Decor Month! (this is a month-long event that includes access to WGSN and three guest expert presentations)

10/13/21 1 pm – Goals Check-In



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.

September 19, 2021

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