Textile Design

1st Edition

Principles, Advances and Applications

Editors: A Briggs-Goode K Townsend
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845696467
eBook ISBN: 9780857092564
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 15th April 2011
Page Count: 408
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Part I: Principles: fabric construction approaches to textile design

Chapter 1: Fibres, yarns and fabrics: fundamental principles for the textile designer


1.1 Introduction

1.2 Basic principles of fibres, yarns and fabrics

1.3 Main types of fibres, yarns and fabrics, and their production methods

1.4 Main properties and characteristics of fibres, yarns and fabrics

1.5 Future trends

1.6 Conclusion

Chapter 2: Woven textile design


2.1 Introduction

2.2 Weave processes

2.3 Overview of end uses

2.4 Key issues affecting the designer

2.5 Synopsis of different weave processes

2.6 Computer technologies

2.7 Practical design applications

2.8 Future trends

2.9 Conclusion

Chapter 3: Knitted textile design


3.1 Introduction

3.2 Context for knitted fabric design

3.3 The principles of weft knitted textiles

3.4 Practical design applications of knitted textiles

3.5 Future trends

3.6 Sources of further information and advice

3.7 Acknowledgements

Part II: Principles: surface approaches to textile design

Chapter 4: Surface design of textiles


4.1 Introduction

4.2 What is surface design?

4.3 Applications of surface design

4.4 Future trends

Chapter 5: Printed textile design


5.1 Introduction

5.2 Basic history and principles of applying colour to cloth: methods and types of textile printing

5.3 The relationship between textile printing and design

5.4 Contemporary principles and applications of printed textile design

5.5 Future trends

Chapter 6: Embroidered textile design



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.

Key Features

  • A broad overview of textile design covering fundamental topics such as principles of fibres and fabrics, knitted fabric design, through to the dyeing, finishing and printing aspects of textile design
  • Explores the design aspects of technical textiles and future textiles
  • An invaluable source of information on textile design and suitable for design professionals in the textile and fashion industries, as well as those in academia


Design professionals in the textile and fashion industries as well as interior design; Academics with a research interest in the area.


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About the Editors

A Briggs-Goode Editor

Dr Amanda Briggs-Goode is the Programme Leader for BA Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University.

K Townsend Editor

Dr Katherine Townsend is the Programme Leader for MA Fashion, Knitwear and Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Nottingham Trent University, UK