Printed Textile Design

By Amanda Briggs-Goode

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  • Paperback
  • 540 illustrations
  • 208 pages
  • 11⅛ x 8⅝ ins
  • ISBN 9781780671185
  • Published September 2013

This books explains the fundamentals of printed textile design, from design brief through to the completed collection, and introduces the basics of colour, drawing, composition and repeat with a series of step-by-step exercises and examples.

Printed Textile Design helps to demystify the design process and provides an invaluable guide to the study and practice of textile design.

The book includes case studies of designers working in both the fashion and interiors sectors. It covers hand and traditional print techniques and the latest digital print technologies, with specially commissioned photographs of the processes. All aspects of textile design are covered, from sustainability to manufacturing and marketing the finished product.

About the Author

Amanda Briggs-Goode is the Course Leader for BA Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University, UK. As a printed textile designer herself she has worked in the commercial sector. Her academic work has included practice-based research into digital textile design, which has been exhibited internationally.

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Chapter 1 Design in Context
Printing processes
Design styles
Trend prediction
Understanding the printed textile market
Design inspiration

Chapter 2 Design through Image Making
Drawing and mark making
Drawing for design

Chapter 3 Design through Printing
Print room processes
Dyes and pigments
Pattern, repeat and placement

Chapter 4 Design in Practice
Six case studies from industry

Chapter 5 Manufacturing and Sustainability
Sustainability and design responsibility
The designer's relationship with manufacturing
Textile manufacturing methods

Chapter 6 Becoming a Printed Textile Designer
Fabric manufacturers, printers and converters
Freelance designers
Craft production
Work experience
Promoting yourself as a textile designer

Further Reading