Textile design: Principles, advances and applications
978 1 84569 646 7
424 pages 244 x 172mm hardback
Edited by A Briggs-Goode and K Townsend, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles No. 112
- 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
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.