Our home decor expert, Laura Olivia hosted a FANTASTIC live training event on Monday and members can access the recording here. Laura shared her tips for developing collections for the home decor industry and answered lots of very thoughtful questions immediately following the presentation.
Laura established her surface pattern design studio back in 2010 and has since worked with clients in the interiors, stationery, fashion and beauty product industries all over the globe. She focuses on supplying designs to the interiors and soft furnishings industry and has worked on projects in Mauritius, USA, Asia and Europe.
With more and more agents and studios requiring repeats, it’s become increasingly important to learn how to create higher quality repeats in less time.
In the newly updated Ultimate Guide To Repeats you’ll have access to a toolbox of techniques that you can use to create more interesting, professional repeats that agents, studios and clients are looking for in today’s market.
Lessons are released every Monday and Thursday, giving you three days to watch the video and complete the exercises. All 15 lessons include closed captioned videos and downloadable resources such as templates, checklists, worksheets.
This event is FREE for all Textile Design Lab members and the first lesson will be released on Monday, April 24th. Members register here.
Now that April is upon us we are looking to a spring holiday trend which encompasses springtime, Easter and Mother’s Day. This trend is explored heavily each year by certain markets such as stationery, but with a little creative thinking it can be adapted to any other market of your choosing! Three smaller stories that are included within this trend are Chic and Sophisticated, Playful and Bright, and Vintage Inspired. With each of these themes, you are welcome to take a literal approach, using motifs like butterflies, bunnies, and eggs, or you might use the colors and imagery as simply a starting point from which to build your own interpretation of a spring celebration. Of course this all depends on your target market–bunnies might work great for children’s or juniors apparel, but might not translate as well to swimwear or activewear. Members can get started here.
Monday April 10th – backbeats due on the forum (more info about backbeats can be found in The Sellable Sketch, Lesson Three.)
Monday May 1st – finished collections due on the forum! Collections should consist of 3-5 prints (one “moneymaker” print and 2-4 coordinates.)
Weekly Art Critique
Don’t forget to join us for our live art critiques held every Thursday at 1pm Eastern. This is a fun event where Lab members come together to review artwork and ask questions about pattern design, marketing and sales. Registration links are emailed out every Thursday morning.
Textile Design Lab members can watch past critiques here.