Dreams Do Come True!

Dreams Do Come True! - student project

Dreams Do Come True! - image 1 - student projectDreams DO Come True!


Background: Thirty years ago, I had a thriving freelance textile design business in Montreal. When the industry switched to computers and we moved sate side my career changed and I made my family my first priority. I mostly worked in designing for the home furnishings side of the industry working with textile firms designs fabric designs, creating color waves by hand and designing and producing hand painted hand screened fabric collaborating with architects, furniture companies and interior designers. My designs were abstract watercolors watches to intricate oriental designs. I worked on various fabrics from silk wool crepe to silk habotai, silk corduroy, natural rayon and kinds of cotton. My BFA is from Moore College of Art, Philadelphia in Textile Design.


Dream: To be a designer again! I want to go back to my first career as a Textile Designer with the embellishments of a Surface Designer. Designing fabric lines with beautiful colors and patterns, as well to design kitchen linens and stationary.


Obstacles: Learning a new way to design on a computer which seems so foreign to me.


Long term Goals:

Make a name for myself in Surface design.

Make money to sustain $150.000

Develop a line of fabrics for home furnishings, fashion and children's wear.

Create a clientele in the industry (strong email list)


Short Term Goals

Time management in moving forward to reach my goals

Draw and design by hand and digitally

Research pattern and fashion trends

Observe how others have made this similar dream happen


Daily Goals

Stay positive

Work on portfolio



Design and work on portfolio

Create an action plan

Research trends



Design and work on portfolio


3 designs


Design and work on portfolio


3 designs



3 designs



3 designs



Make portfolio

Create Website


July and August

Send portfolio to companies

Show work on Spoonflower

Do hand painted marbling on fabric

Weave hand dyed yarn



New portfolio designing



New portfolio designing



New portfolio designing



Plan Surtex show