A Production Designer at Google, as well as a founder and designer at Cotton + Steel Fabrics, Rashida Coleman-Hale has been making things ever since she can remember. Her passion includes textiles, surface pattern design and illustration.
She studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Not sure if fashion was her calling, she traded her sewing machine for a computer and worked as a freelance graphic designer.
Her passion for sewing was rekindled in 2006 after the arrival of her first child, and she began the blog, I Heart Linen to document her re-born creative life and her life as a stay-at-home mommy.
A fabric designer as well as an author, Rashida has designed fabric for Timeless Treasures and Cloud 9 Fabrics.
Her first book, I Love Patchwork, was published by Interweave press in Fall 2009 and was awarded the 2010 PubWest Book Design Bronze Medal in the How-To/Crafts category. Her second book, Zakka Style, was published by C&T Publishing in Fall 2011and was the 2012 International Book Awards winner in the Crafts/Hobbies/How-to category.
Rashida's work has been featured on notable design and craft blogs, magazines and books such as:
Print and Pattern
Print and Pattern: Geometric
Color and Pattern: 50 Playful Exercises for Exploring Pattern Design
The Cotton + Steel Coloring Book
Signature Styles: 20 Stitchers Craft Their Look
Block Party - The Modern Quilting Bee