Dena Molnar is a textile designer and the co-founder of WOVNS, a cutting edge textile technology platform that allows designers to develop and order custom woven textiles, in quantities as small as a single yard. In the era of digital fabrication platforms, desktop 3D printers and CNC machines, the goal of WOVNS is to revolutionize textile production, creating access and immediacy for woven textile development. Come join us for an evening with Dena as she tells us about her background and about how she built the new WOVNS platform. She'll discuss the process and challenges of developing such a platform, the benefits of small scale custom production and introduce us to creating our own designs on WOVNS. The meeting will be broadcast live on Periscope for our non-local members. To learn more visit the wovns website: www.wovns.com
Sarah & Ruby
"we adore handmade cement tile and we were thrilled to design with this artisan process in mind. we played with smooth-lined, graphic patterns as well as more organic, unexpected motifs inspired by nature. our collection is bold and modern, embracing softened geometric shapes and abstracted flora." - sarah & ruby
"This show, which runs through mid-August, formally launches a relationship we hope will grow through the years. Peace Industry rugs and Dym | california textiles are a natural fit, sharing a love of color, texture, and sustainability."
I had the opportunity to beta test the course this spring, with several people from beginner to advanced skill levels in Photoshop; it does not disappoint! There are lots of excellent blending mode tips and tricks, and smart objects becomes your best friend! Not to mention all the bonus articles she adds along the way, with the most current new apps for color capture and working on tablets. By the end of the course students know how to take their new repeat design, upload it to Spoonflower correctly, and how to get the best color match for printing on fabric.
Sherry is very generously offering one scholarship to her new course for one lucky webinar participant, a $100 value. We will draw from the names of guild members who post questions live during the webinar and announce the winner on our blog.
Sherry will share Photoshop techniques you may not have known about or had time to discover on your on during our one hour webinar. There will be a live question and answer following her presentation.
So mark your calendars and pull up a chair to your monitor, open your tablet or turn on the Smartphone on the fly and join us!
It seems everywhere I turn lately I am seeing black and white stripes. From pants to bags to jackets, the fat black and white stripe are in.
After the third sighting I started thinking about my last vacation. I spent a delightful day in view of the 167 foot stripped Fire Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse was so majestic we took a tour at the end of the day. It was there that I learned all lighthouses are painted with different color and patterns to help sailors identify where they were during the daytime.
Take a look at some US lighthouses next to 2016 fashions and tell me there was no influence.
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