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Most popular Textile design & theory books

The most popular Textile design & theory books currently available. Updated weekly.
Fashion: The Definitive Visual Guide
Secret Life of Tartan
Tartan creates passion, generates belonging, adds fashion flair. This book is cut on the bias to give a different slant to the most celebrated of cloths.
In Pursuit of Fashion - The Sandy Schreier Collection
Presenting outstanding costumes and insightful texts about one of the greatest private collections of 20th-century fashion
Sketchbook Explorations: for mixed-media and textile artists
Using a combination of paper, textiles, found objects, pencil, ink and paint, Shelley Rhodes shows how a sketchbook can act as an illustrated diary, a visual catalogue of a journey or experience or as a starting point for more developed work.
Woven Textile Design
Offers an introduction for all those who wish to design and weave a range of fabrics from scratch. Starting with the basics of woven textile design, this book looks at how to draw up and interpret records and notation, before explaining how different types of cloth are constructed.
Indian Textiles
A survey of textiles from every region of the Indian subcontinent that runs the gamut of commercial, tribal and folk textiles. It first places them in cultural context by examining the history, materials and various techniques weaving, dyeing, printing and painting. It then gives a region-by-region account of traditional textile production.
Indian Textile Sourcebook: Patterns and Techniques
An invaluable sourcebook of Indian textile patterns, organized by pattern type and explored by technique, and covering every region.
New Ideas in Fusing Fabric: Cutting, bonding and mark-making with the soldering iron
New Ideas in Fusing Fabric by the author of the best-selling Fusing Fabrics takes a new look at the techniques of the soldering iron that have revolutionized textile art. The author gives detailed instructions on all the techniques, and a beautiful display of some of the most exciting textile art being made today.
Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de' Medici's Valois Tapestries
Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics: Bundle Book + Studio Access Card
Off the Wall - American Art to Wear
Exploring the origins and lasting significance of a dynamic, subversive, and interactive artform
Functional Clothing Design: From Sportswear to Spacesuits
Weaving Bateman Blend: My Own Journey
Jacqueline Groag: Textile Designer
Showcases the textiles design work of Czech designer Jacqueline Groag.
Textile Nature: Embroidery techniques inspired by the natural world
Featuring step-by-step projects as well as work from contemporary artists, makers and collaborative groups throughout, this practical and beautiful guide shows how practitioners of all kinds can draw from the natural world for making and inspiration.
Textile Collage: using collage techniques in textile art
In Textile Collage Mandy Pattullo shows a fresh way to use scraps and oddments of fabrics to create something unique and personal, while also being economical - perfect for those who have hoarded bits of fabric, trim and memory-filled domestic textiles over the years.
Tudor Fashion
The captivating story of Tudor dress, its construction and symbolism, and the people who made and wore it
Weaving Modernism: Postwar Tapestry Between Paris and New York
An unprecedented study that reveals tapestry's role as a modernist medium and a model for the movement's discourse on both sides of the Atlantic in the decades following World War II
Indigo: The Colour that Changed the World
Takes the reader on an international tour of indigo-coloured textiles, presenting a huge swathe of remarkable clothing, people and fabric. This title explores the production of Indigo textiles throughout America, China, India, Africa, Central Asia, Japan and Laos/Vietnam, and the men and women behind them.
Radical Decadence: Excess in Contemporary Feminist Textiles and Craft
Tartan: Romancing the Plaid
?Now available in a newly reduced trim size and at a lower price, this volume offers a stylish look at the classic fabric that has been a favorite of royals and rock stars alike.
Finest Menswear in the World: The Craftsmanship of Luxury
Guides the reader through the intricacies of contemporary artisanal menswear, from the Panama hat to the Milanese buttonhole. This book offers detailed insight into the way in which these luxury items are designed and constructed, explaining the difference a hand-stitched seam, perfectly cut sleeve or screen-printed silk can make.
Night Fever: Designing Club Culture: 1960-Today
Pat Albeck: Queen of the Tea Towel
A highly diverting retrospective of the `queen of the tea towel', Pat Albeck, whose prolific textile designs shaped the homes of post-war Britain. This fascinating visual history explores the creative process behind 80 iconic illustrations, retro and contemporary.
20th-Century Fashion in Detail
A unique insight into high-end 20th-century fashion explored through sumptuous detail photography of some of the most luxurious garments in the V&A's collections, alongside precise line drawings and an authoritative text.
Textiles, Community and Controversy: The Knitting Map
Grammar of Pattern
Persian Textiles. the Ramezani Family Collection: Persische Textilien. Die Sammlung Ramezani
Textiles and the Medieval Economy: Production, Trade, and Consumption of Textiles, 8th-16th Centuries
Archaeologists and textile historians bring together 16 papers to investigate the production, trade and consumption of textiles in Scandinavia and across parts of northern and Mediterranean Europe throughout the medieval period. New in paperback.
Alexander Girard Designs for Herman Miller
Textiles Today: A Global Survey of Trends and Traditions
Covering textiles, this sourcebook provides information that range from colour-changing, light-sensitive camouflage to emergency shelters of cement-impregnated fabric bonded to an inflatable plastic, from Eley Kishimotos gorgeous patterns to the astonishing colours of Morphotex.
Woven Masterpieces of Sikh Heritage
Charts the most important historical period of the Kashmir shawl's stylistic evolution.
Fashion Sewing: Advanced Techniques
Interwoven: Kvadrat Textile and Design
In electrifying colour and exquisite detail, this survey of Kvadrat, the renowned Danish textile company, tells the complete story from inception to collaborations with world-famous visual artists and designers.
Dyeing and Screen-Printing on Textiles: Revised and Updated
This new edition of Dyeing and Screen-Printing on Textiles has been fully updated, with revised recipes and methods, and brand new images. It remains the essential guide to dyeing and printing on textiles.
Costume and Design for Devised and Physical Theatre
Printed Textile Design
Describes the fundamentals of how to design, including an exploration of the basics of colour, drawing, composition, repeat and the transference from flat textile to three-dimensional product, and the impact of using digital and hand printing methods. This book places printed textile design in the context of the market and manufacturing.
Textiles of the Islamic World
Offers an illustrated, region-by-region survey of textiles made, worn, used and displayed in every corner of the Islamic world. This text includes details of dozens of textile techniques, such as loom types, materials, forms of decoration and local specialities.
Flower Power: Prints from the 1960s
Far-out fabric designs from the 1960s in full, cool colors, including all the orange, hot pink, and sky blue the era's most fertile imaginations could conjure. View more than 300 striking swatches from top couture houses in Paris and Milan, bold flower prints on silk, cotton, and the acetates and polyesters that helped shape fashion's most eye-popping era.
Collaboration Through Craft
Textile Visionaries: Innovation and Sustainability in Textile Design
This book showcases new work from over 35 of today's most forward-thinking textile designers, featuring surface designs, highly-structured textures and striking silhouettes.
Inkjet Printing on Fabric: Direct Techniques
Textiles: Pearson New International Edition
African Prints: A Design Book
The printed designs include abstract, floral, pictorial, animal and figural themes. The fabric is contemporary, most made of cotton in Africa commercially, and many designs are adaptations of traditional African woven textiles.
Sewing for the Apparel Industry: Pearson New International Edition
Star Wars Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor
Erotic Cloth: Seduction and Fetishism in Textiles
Women Artisans of Morocco: Their Stories, Their Lives
Women Artisans of Morocco tells the stories of twenty-five women who practice textile traditions of their home.
How to Accessorize: A Perfect Finish to Every Outfit
Inside the Royal Wardrobe: A Dress History of Queen Alexandra