Woven Textile Design

By Jan Shenton

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  • Paperback
  • 660 illustrations
  • 224 pages
  • 11⅛ x 8⅝ ins
  • ISBN 9781780673370
  • Published April 2014

Woven Textile Design offers a comprehensive introduction to weaving for all those wishing to design and produce a wide range of fabrics from scratch.

Starting with the basics of woven textile design, the book looks at how to draw up and interpret records and notation, before explaining how different types of cloth are constructed. From the most basic of plain weaves, through twill weaves, textured weaves such as seersucker, crepe, and corded cloths to more complicated designs created with extra threads woven in, a wide range of patterns are covered. Illustrated throughout with diagrams, weaving plans, and beautiful examples from contemporary designers, the book also includes tips on using different yarns and colors to create stunning and unique designs.

Offering clear, practical advice, this book will show you how to interpret your initial concepts and develop your ideas on the loom.

About the Author

Jan Shenton is a weaver whose designs are bought by manufacturers and design houses in America, Canada, Europe and Japan. Her clients are high profile companies and include Louis Vuitton, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Etro, Weave Corporation, American Pacific, Cone Jacquards, Custo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Diane von Furstenberg, Etincelle Couture and Lululemon. She is a lecturer in woven textiles at Loughborough University.

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Chapter 1     Records and Notation

Chapter 2     Plain weaves

Chapter 3    Twill weaves

Chapter 4    Colour and weave

Chapter 5    Warp and weft distortions

Chapter 6    Textured weaves

Chapter 7    Extra warp and weft patterning
Chapter 8    Double Cloths

Glossary / Further Reading / Index / Picture credits and acknowledgements