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From the Textile Design Lab: Creating a Repeat by Hand with Manisha Harkins (PATTERN OBSERVER)

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Reeta Ek is one of those fine artists who studied design — in her case, textile design, because of her innate love for patterns — for practicality’s sake, as a way to ensure she’d actually be able to get a job upon graduation. Yet when it came time for her to start her thesis, she gave herself one last taste of freedom, opting to throw out all of textile design’s typical rules and restraints, such as repeats and roll sizes, and just create whatever pleased her.

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Reeta Ek is one of those fine artists who studied design — in her case, textile design, because of her innate love for patterns — for practicality’s sake, as a way to ensure she’d actually be able to get a job upon graduation. Yet when it came time for her to start her thesis, she gave herself one last taste of freedom, opting to throw out all of textile design’s typical rules and restraints, such as repeats and roll sizes, and just create whatever pleased her.

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from Poster Museum

Japanese Textile Design

These beautiful prints are salesman's samples of kimono cloth designs. Salespeople would bring these pieces to kimono makers in order to showcase the different patterns available. With its origins as

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