Pattern Camp Live is this coming weekend, April 25-26, in Portland, OR!

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The first-ever Pattern Camp Live workshop is this coming Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26 in Portland, OR!

There’s still time to join me if you’d like to come spend a weekend learning to make your own beautiful digital repeat patterns using Illustrator and Photoshop, live and in person with me — we’ll be gathering from 9am – 5pm both days, chatting about patterns, licensing, business, you name it! It’s going to be a jam-packed weekend full of pattern design — all you have to do is bring your laptop with the Illustrator and Photoshop installed and ready to go, and I’ll take care of the rest! Lunch, snacks, tea, a gorgeous space with room to learn, lounge, and make new friends, paper for drawing, goodie bags, and more.

Click here for more details and to register. I’d love to spend the weekend creating with you!

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Here are some patterns that some of my talented Pattern Campers have made during the online version of Pattern Camp (which is coming up again June 6-7th! Registration will open on May 5th, and you can get on the email list here to get a special earlybird price if you’d like). Scroll down on the blog to see lots more gorgeous patterns they made!

When you join Pattern Camp, you get access to our incredible private Facebook group, which is the most active and wonderful group of people ever Truly, I’m not just saying that. They’re currently planning a big Pattern Camper meet-up at Surtex next month for everyone who will be there exhibiting and/or walking the show — how cool is that?

Anyway, all these patterns were shared in the Facebook group, because the Pattern Campers love showing their work to one another. They are so talented! Many of them started out with little or no Illustrator or Photoshop skills whatsoever, so if these seem intimidating and beyond your skill level, you might surprise yourself with what you can learn during the course! I’ve seen it happen dozens of times. :)

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above: by Jenn Gallagher

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above: by Holly DeGroot

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above: by Laurie Pyszkowski

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above: by Frankie van Mourik

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above: by Angel Gerardo

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above: by Marina Rodrigues de Oliveira

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Hope to see you this weekend at Pattern Camp Live or in the upcoming online Pattern Camp course in early June!

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LOOK WHAT THE PATTERN CAMPERS MADE (PART 6)

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The Pattern Campers’ amazingness continues. Just look at these stunning patterns that they’ve created lately!

above: by Angel Gerardo

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above: by Aimee Sicuro

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above: by Kelsey Cooke

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above: by Teresa Barry

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above: by Cathy Westrell Nordstrom

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above: by Amiee Sue Malott

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above: by Fi Foott

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above: by Melissa Bolger

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above: by Brooke Albrecht

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above: by Kathy McGraw

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above: by Hannah Rosenberg

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above: by Michelle Foote

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above: by Rebecca Canale

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Make sure you click over to their websites to see more of these talented ladies’ work!

Back soon with more patterns to share…..

 

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look what the Pattern Campers made (part 5)

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Pattern Camp happened this past weekend, February 7-8, 2015, and WOW, it was one group of talented Campers that gathered for a weekend of creative fun, let me tell you! Here is just a handful of the wonderful patterns that showed up in our private Facebook group — the Pattern Campers are obsessed, too, so I’ll have many more to share with you soon!

above: by Holly DeGroot

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above: by Sheree Burlington

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above: by Amy Russell

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above: by Victoria Eden

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above: by Andie Hanna

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above: by Barbara Chotiner

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above: by Stephanie Ryan

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above: by Chantel McCabe

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above: by Debra Valencia

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above: by Tzaddi Gordon

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above: by Frankie van Mourik

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above: by Jaime Engstrom

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above: by Pamela Griffin

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above: by Maria Kronberg

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above: by Nicole Bray

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above: by Roberta Warshaw

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above: by Teresa Magnuson

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The next session of Pattern Camp is June 6-7, 2015. Jump on the email list below if you’d like advance notice of when registration opens and to get an opportunity to register at a special price:

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Look what the Pattern Campers made! (Part 4)

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above: by Annie Gonzales

I just had to share some more of the patterns that the amazing Pattern Campers from the first session back in October have created, because they are getting more stunning and complex by the day. I’m so impressed with all they’ve created in such a short time! To think, some of these Campers started from zero, not even knowing how to use Illustrator or Photoshop, and look at them go! It’s pretty incredible.

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above: by Tiffany Mura

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above: by Amie Kelson

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above: by Elaine Styles

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above: by Rhonda Mullins

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above: by Jocasta Norman

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above: by Julie Capehart

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above: by Maria Stropheus

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above: by Michelle Allen

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above: by Rachael Schafer

So beautiful, right?

The next session of Pattern Camp is happening on February 7-8, 2015. Registration opens January 6th. If you’d like to join us for this next round, jump on the list, and you’ll be able to register early (and at a special price, of course!).

 

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Look what the Pattern Campers made! (Part 3)

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above: by Anne Bomio

The Pattern Campers are on a serious roll. They are cranking out new patterns like nobody’s business. Here are some recent beauties that have shown up in the group!

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above: by Dottie Lipski

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above: by Emilie Boucher

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above: by Jessica Peach

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above: by Laurie Pyszkowski

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above: by Natalie Woodham

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above: by Pilar Hernandez (she made patterns out of her kids’ artwork — how cute is that?)

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above: by Carmen Walling Brunson

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above: by Karen Fields

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above: by Stephanie Nash

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above: by Valentina Harper

The next session of Pattern Camp is February 7-8, 2015. Get on the list if you’d like to be notified when registration opens (and get a special earlybird price, too)!

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Look what the Pattern Campers made! (Part 2)

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above: Gabrielle Aleman Gordon

The Pattern Campers are continuing to amaze me. Our Facebook group is stuffed to the gills with the patterns they’re creating — seriously, every day they’re getting more lovely and refined. It’s so awesome to watch!

Here is a handful of what’s come through in the past few weeks….

The next session of Pattern Camp will run FEBRUARY 7 – 8, 2015.

Jump on the list if you’re interested in getting more information when registration opens!

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above: Melody Cassen

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above: Pam Wingard

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above: Mandy Ford

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above: Lisa M Griffin

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above: Jennifer Fankhauser

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above: Megan K. Ball

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above: Marian Nixon

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above: Evie Barrow

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above: Deanna Johnson Mullican

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above: Brooke Montes

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above: Cathrin Gressieker

Aren’t they amazing? Check out our Flickr pool to see more!

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Look what the Pattern Campers made! (Part 1)

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 above: by Sara Franklin

Pattern Camp, my new online pattern design course, happened this past weekend.

24+ hours sitting at my computer, fielding questions and troubleshooting problems, watching the private Facebook group as gorgeous pattern after gorgeous pattern created by the Pattern Campers rolled in, sensing the excitement and victories that they were experiencing as they unlocked the mysteries of creating their own repeating pattern designs, not eating enough, eyeballs blaring…. it was one of my best weekends ever. Truly.

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above: by Aimee Sicuro

Yesterday I felt like my eyes were going to fall out. Not in a bad way. Just in a way I’d never experienced before. Are fuzzy spots in your left eye normal? ;) (Don’t worry, it’s gone now!) I walked around in this weird daze all day — a happy, bleary, pattern-filled daze.

And I discovered: I love teaching! And, I think I might be good at it!

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above: by Julia Pellizzari

I wanted to share some of the patterns that were created over the course of the 2-day intensive portion of the class, because they’re too freaking awesome not to share. This is just the tiniest sampling! I’ll share more in the coming days. They’re continuing to roll in at a fast pace — the Pattern Campers are completely addicted already!

Many people are working through the lessons at their own pace (not everyone could join in the 2-day intensive for a variety of reasons — schedules, families, living half-way around the world from me, etc), so I’m anticipating literally hundreds of patterns made by this talented group over the next month. I can’t wait to see them.

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above: by Joy Hall

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above: by Lexis Kreig

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above: by Susan Reagan

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above: by Lulu Moonwood Murakami

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above: by Amy Wildgrube

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above: by Erin Brimmer

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above: by Pam Convery-Hamilton

Pattern Camp will run again in early 2015 — if this is piquing your interest and you’d like to know more details about when the next course will take place, you can get on the Pattern Camp email list right here.

I had so much fun, it’s still all I can think about! I’ve been so inspired + exhausted + excited + humbled + grateful + filled with possibility since the weekend, I’ve hardly gotten any other work done. I’ve been working on this blog post for about 2 hours and I keep getting so distracted by checking and re-checking the Facebook group. Pattern Camp = true love!

 

 

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