Textile Design

Principles, Advances and Applications

Edited by

  • A Briggs-Goode
  • K Townsend, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Textile design is a complex field of practice which operates in a competitive, global industry. Designers need to take into account not only the design but also the manufacture, technological development and application of the final product. Textile design provides a broad overview of the fundamentals of and advances in textile design, as well as practical case studies of relevant industries.

Part one covers the principles of fabric construction as applied to textile design, with chapters on fundamental principles, woven and knitted textile design. Part two discusses surface approaches to textile design, with chapters on such topics as surface design of textiles, printed and embroidered textile design, dyeing and finishing and the use of colour in textile design. Finally, part three focuses on the applications and advances in textile design, including chapters covering colour trend forecasting, sustainable textile design, fashion, interior and 2D to 3D design considerations and new developments in technical and future textiles.

With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Textile design is an essential reference for design professionals in the textile and fashion industries, as well as those who specialise in interior textiles and academics with a research interest in the area.
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Design professionals in the textile and fashion industries as well as interior design; Academics with a research interest in the area.


Book information

  • Published: April 2011
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84569-646-7

Table of Contents

Part 1 Principles: Fabric construction approaches to textile design: Fibres, yarns and fabrics: Fundamental principles for the textile designer; Woven textile design; Knitted textile design. Part 2 Principles: Surface approaches to textile design: Surface design of textiles; Printed textile design; Embroidered textile design; Designing through dyeing and finishing; The use of colour in textile design. Part 3 Applications and advances: Colour trend forecasting and its influence on the fashion and textile industry; Sustainable textile design; Fashion design: The dynamics of textiles in advancing cultural memes; Interior textile design; The interaction of two and three dimensional design in textiles and fashion; The design of technical textiles; Designing future textiles: New developments in textile structures and surface treatments.