What is Textile Design? Who is a Textile Designer?

So you want to know more about Textile Design? What it is all about? Who is a Textile Designer and How do you become qualified to be a Textile Designer? The advice and information below is based on my professional experience as a passionate textile designer, working in the industry for the past eight years

The Different Types of Pattern Repeat Layouts

This tutorial is all about ‘The Different Types of Pattern Repeat Layouts’ and how you can use them to make your patterns and prints more dynamic. Learning these techniques will also give your graphic motifs a longer life, as they can be re-styled differently. Let’s learn about the different types of pattern layouts (also referred

Life Instyle Melbourne 2017: Trends & Review

One of my favourite trade shows of the year finished up last month in Melbourne and here’s my wrap-up review! Life Instyle Melbourne 2017, brought the usual lovely styling, beautiful products and unique trading experience it always does. What was different this year? Who stood out with new product development and trends? What were the

What is a Seamless Pattern Repeat?

So, you’re wondering…what is a seamless pattern repeat? What does it mean? and What are the basics on how to create a seamless pattern repeat? photo: Cutting yardage fabric at the Dear Diary Design studio   What is a Seamless Pattern Tile? How does it make a Seamless Pattern Repeat?   A seamless pattern repeat

Illustration Series: From Paris With Love

This cold Melbourne weather has me reminiscing about my time spent in Paris a couple of years ago during their Spring. It’s a beautiful time of year to visit, when the sun is out, the flowers around Champ de Mars are blooming and the city has a sentimental buzz about it. On my travels I