Textile Design Books
'House of Print: A Modern Block Printer's Journey Through Color, Texture, and Pattern' is a modern, stylish, and practical exploration of the traditional craft of block printing - from exciting and up-and-coming artisan printmaker Molly Mahon. From the initial design process through to the carving of the block, mixing of the color, and the actual printing process, self-taught textile designer Molly Mahon has always found printing to be meditative. This book enables readers to explore this ancient craft through Molly's contemporary designs and the influences that inspire her use of pattern and color, before teaching the practical skills and potential ways to transform prints into beautiful homeware.
This monograph presents the work of textile and interior designer Ruth Adler Schnee, still in active practice at age 96, affirming her pivotal role in the development of the modern interior. At the core of this volume, published to accompany the first major museum retrospective of Adler Schnee's work, is the body of textile patterns she has created over the course of her prolific seven-decade career, including the screen-printed fabrics that helped define midcentury American modernism as well as their later iterations as woven textiles.
Jacqueline Groag was probably the most influential textile designer in Britain in the post Second World War era. Although originally Czech, she studied textile and pattern design in Austria in the 1920s. During the late twenties and early thirties, she designed textiles for the Wiener Werkstatte in Vienna and subsequently designed and produced unique hand-printed lengths of fabrics for many of the leading Parisian fashion houses, including Chanel, Lanvin, Worth, Schiaparelli, and Paul Poiret. This book showcases Groag's textiles design work.
Bojagi, traditional Korean wrapping cloths, were originally made from pieces of leftover fabric skillfully and imaginatively put together. The stunning results often resembled the paintings of such modern artists like Mondrian and Klee. Using her own work and that of others, Sara Cook - a leading expert on the subject - explains how modern textiles can interpret the principles of Bojagi in their own beautiful creations. Cook briefly covers the history and meaning of Bojagi in Korean culture, as well as the equipment and fabrics (including silk, hemp, and ramie); Obanseak, or Bojagi's techniques, designs, colors, and symbolism; color seams and embellishments; and Jagokbo, or textiles pieced from tiny scraps.
The Fundamentals of Printed Textile Design explores contemporary practice in printed textile design. It outlines the process of creating designs, looking at the vital role played by drawing, color, style and content. It also analyses how to contextualize and communicate effectively in order to build a professional portfolio, whether through traditional design staples or via a more original approach.
Digital Textile Design covers everything students and practitioners of textile design will need to learn about designing and printing digitally. The book examines how designers can access this technique, looking at the work of those currently exploring its possibilities, and provides an insight into the technology involved in digital textile printing.
Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys continues to define the field of design in fashion and textiles. Arranged in two sections, the first four chapters represent key stages of the lifecycle: material cultivation/extraction, production, use and disposal. The remaining four chapters explore design approaches for altering the scale and nature of consumption, including service design, localism, speed and user involvement.
Marguerita Mergentime: American Textiles, Modern Ideas serves as a definitive source on this lauded American designer. Working in the heady milieu of 1930s New York, Mergentime became best known for strikingly new printed fabrics, making her mark with tablecloths created to enliven American households with color, humor and entertainment. A member of the influential American Union of Decorative Artists and Craftsmen (AUDAC), Mergentime was a woman whose career placed her alongside Donald Deskey and Russel Wright, as well as visionary architect Frederick Kiesler, who designed the furnishings in her New York apartment.
The properties of woven and knitted fabrics differ largely due to the path yarn follows in the fabric structure. This path determines the fabric's physical properties, mechanical properties, and appearance. A slight variation to the design may result in entirely different properties for the fabric. Structural Textile Design provides detailed insight on different types of designs used for the production of woven and knitted fabrics, highlighting the effect design has on a fabric's properties and applications.
The latest book based on the popular Print & Pattern blog, Print & Pattern: Nature celebrates beautiful surface designs, patterns, and motifs of leaves, insects, grasses, butterflies, and trees. Product areas covered include stationery, cards and giftwrap, fabrics, wallpaper, rugs, ceramics, homewares, gadget skins, and more.
From a holistic perspective, this handbook explores the design, development and production of smart textiles and textile electronics, breaking with the traditional silo-structure of smart textile research and development. Leading experts from different domains including textile production, electrical engineering, interaction design and human-computer interaction (HCI) address production processes in their entirety by exploring important concepts and topics like textile manufacturing, sensor and actuator development for textiles, the integration of electronics into textiles and the interaction with textiles. In addition, different application scenarios, where smart textiles play a key role, are presented too.
Beginning by introducing the terminology and key applications, the book goes on to examine the key design processes needed to develop interactive textile design concepts, with detailed projects and examples to help you apply these approaches in your own practice. Case studies and interviews with innovative designers introduce you to different artistic and technological practices, and demonstrate how world-leading researchers are creating new technologies, yarns, fabrics, and applications. Practitioners share unique insights into their processes, and "Tech Tips" so you can build on their research in your own work.
In this new addition to the Pattern Magic series from Japan, Tomoko Nakamichi teaches you how to sculpt with fabric, creating beautiful shapes, waves and accents. Next, she looks at creating dynamic movement in garments, using ruffles, shirring and precise, sharply pleated lines.
Smart Textiles for Designers introduces the different qualities and properties that can be embedded in, integrated with, and applied to fabrics, and looks at the different contexts in which these smart textiles can be used. A survey of specific fabrics grouped by properties provides a core reference section and a palette for the designer to work from. The book also examines five different design approaches and features interviews with leading designer and design teams, showing their processes and working methods.
Clothing from the Hands that Weave is a remarkable book that traces the history of weaving and fashion from the beginning of time through the modern era. Detailed descriptions and analyses of ancient clothing styles and construction techniques are combined with wildly creative and exciting ideas for updating and adapting them.
Materials and Technology for Sportswear and Performance Apparel takes a close look at the design and development of functional apparel designed for high-performance sportswear. Implementing materials, performance, technology, and design and marketing, the book examines this rapidly emerging textile market and outlines future directions and growing trends.
In recent years, the study of textiles and culture has become a dynamic field of scholarship, reflecting new global, material and technological possibilities. This is the first handbook of specially commissioned essays to provide a guide to the major strands of critical work around textiles past and present and to draw upon the work of artists and designers as well as researchers in textiles studies.
Textile Technology and Design addresses the critical role of the interior at the intersection of design and technology, with a range of interdisciplinary arguments by a wide range of contributors: from design practitioners to researchers and scholars to aerospace engineers. Chapters examine the way in which textiles and technology - while seemingly distinct - continually inform each other through their persistent overlapping of interests, and eventually coalesce in the practice of interior design.
Geometric Textures For Fashion is an ideas book for stylists, designers, and art directors featuring inventive ideas and striking designs.
Following a discussion of how the current techniques have revolutionized hundreds of years of screen-printing, The Print Revolution is organized by an A-Z of keynote designers operating at this cutting edge of fashion. Accompanied by fashion photography, catwalk imagery, and close-up details of prints and patterns, and - crucially - supplemented by the designers' own notebooks, impressions, quotations and influences, the book is an invaluable reference as well as a visual delight of the inspirations and creations that have given rise to the current explosion of interest in textile design.
Textiles for Residential and Commercial Interiors focuses on the most current fiber and fabric information including new fiber technology and nanofibers, the role of the interior designer in selecting textiles, and the environmental impact of textiles. The book includes in-depth coverage of household and institutional textiles, in addition to commercial and residential textiles for upholstered furniture, windows, walls, and floor coverings.
Fabrics in Fashion Design is a bridge between materials and their creators that visually demonstrates through 1,600 beautiful images the profound relationship between fabrics and fashion, covering a wide range of patterns, their history, and industry terminology.
Vintage Knit offers lovers of retro style 25 beautiful knitting patterns from the 1940s and 1950s, regraded to fit modern sizes and to knit with yarns easily available today. A short introduction describes each garment and suggests how to style it, followed by clear instructions for knitting and making up.
In her practical handbook Designing Patterns, Lotta Kühlhorn explains the ins & outs of how to design patterns. The book includes a complete CD with templates for your experimentation. From conceptual questions to intricate details, this book elucidates all of the facets involved in designing patterns.
This book explains the fundamentals of printed textile design, from design brief through to the completed collection, and introduces the basics of color, drawing, composition, and repeat with a series of step-by-step exercises and examples.
Technologized textiles and sustainable fabrics are among the most innovative designed today, and together they are driving the rest of the industry dramatically forward. This book shows how the development of fabrics today is immersed in technology, sustainability, and innovation.
Drape Drape 3 includes 15 stylish contemporary designs for dresses, skirts, tunics, and blouses, with easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams that skillfully guide the reader to create draped garments step by step.
Fiber artist Cheryl Rezendes shows you how to create an astonishing array of surface designs, simply and safely, using textile paints and printing ink.
Part of the broader mid-century modern ethos, Marimekko made its first forays into fabric and fashion design in 1951 and would change the visual landscape indelibly. Marimekko, With Love highlights the Finnish company's early international growth under the leadership of Armi Ratia and the personal relationships that shaped its impact in North America.
Futurotextiles 3 is an exhibition mixing science, technology and art with textile, taking us on a discovery journey through the world of textiles and its astonishing diversity.