Upcoming Event: Home Decor Month!
Ready to become more confident in the patterns you are creating for the home decor market?
In October, we are gathering together as a community to explore the home decor market and become more informed designers! We’ll be achieving this goal through three guest expert presentations. Jenny Bova is kicking things off with an interiors industry overview and a second presentation on wallcovering and murals. Later in the month, we’ll hear from Laura Olivia, who will share tips for designing bedding.
After the presentations wrap up, a home decor design brief will be released, and members will each create a collection for the home decor market. WGSN is a part of the course. Grab your spot here.
Recording Posted: 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 Rachael shared 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.”
It was an enlightening presentation and the recording is posted here.
Recording Posted: Vectors and Shapes in Photoshop with Sherry London
Recording Posted: LIVE One Hour Challenge
On Wednesday Chelsea’s shared an inspiring Live One Hour Challenge with the community. All you need is paper and drawing implements of your choosing in several colors.
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!
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.
Here are some of the live events happening this month. All times are Eastern and all events will be recorded.
10/4/21 – Home Decor Month! (this is a month-long event that includes access to WGSN and three guest expert presentations) Register here.
- Tuesday, October 5th at 1 pm Eastern, An interiors industry overview with Jenny Bova
- Tuesday, October 12th at 1 pm Eastern, Wallcovering and murals with Jenny Bova
- Tuesday, October 19th at 10 am Eastern, Designing for Bedding with Laura Olivia
- Wednesday, October 20th, Home Decor Design Brief released
10/13/21 1 pm – Goals Check-In
10/18/21 11am – Photoshop Training with Sherry London
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.