Synopses & Reviews
This collection provides a broad overview of textile design covering fundamental topics including principles of fibers and fabrics, knitted fabric design, through to the dyeing, finishing and printing aspects of textile design. Practical case studies are included, such as the design of textiles within the fashion and interior industries. Concluding chapters explore the design aspects of technical textiles and future textiles. Written by a distinguished team of authors, this collection is a valuable source of information on textile design and is 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 1 covers the principles of fabric construction as applied to textile design, with chapters on fundamental principles, woven and knitted textile design. Part 2 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 color in textile design. Finally, Part 3 focuses on the applications and advances in textile design, including chapters covering color trend forecasting, sustainable textile design, fashion, interior and 2D to 3D design considerations and new developments in technical and future textiles.
About the Author
Dr Amanda Briggs-Goode is the Program Leader for BA Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University. Dr Katherine Townsend is the Program Leader for MA Fashion, Knitwear and Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University.
Table of Contents
PART 1 PRINCIPLES: FABRIC CONSTRUCTION APPROACHES TO TEXTILE DESIGN
Fibres, yarns and fabrics: fundamental principles for the textile designer, J Wilson, The University of Manchester, UK; Woven textile design, N A Redmore, University of Huddersfield, UK; Knitted textile design, N Francis and B Sparkes, Nottingham Trent University;
PART 2 PRINCIPLES: SURFACE APPROACHES TO TEXTILE DESIGN
Surface design of textiles, J Miles, Bath Spa University and V Beattie, Loughborough University, UK; Printed textile design, A Briggs-Goode, Nottingham Trent University and A Russell, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; Embroidered textile design, M Miller, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester; Designing through dyeing and finishing, J N Chakraborty, National Institute of Technology, India; The use of colour in textile design, K Dickinson, Nottingham Trent University, UK;
PART 3 APPLICATIONS AND ADVANCES
Colour trend forecasting and its influence on the fashion and textile industry, J King, De Montfort University, UK; Sustainable textile design, A Sherburne, Kingston University, UK; Fashion design: the dynamics of textiles in advancing cultural memes, S C Jenkyn-Jones, University of the Arts, London; Interior textile design, S Jebbitt, Design Consultant, UK; The interaction of two and three dimensional design in textiles and fashion, K Townsend and R Goulding, Nottingham Trent University, UK; The design of technical textiles, S Kettley, Nottingham Trent University, UK; Designing future textiles: new developments in textile structures and surface treatments, M OMahony, University of Technology Sydney, Australia