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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
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.
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.
Fashion Designer's Textile Directory: The Creative Use of Fabrics in Design
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.
Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics: Bundle Book + Studio Access Card
Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de' Medici's Valois Tapestries
Stitch and Structure: Design and Technique in two- and three-dimensional textiles
The essential companion for any textile artist looking to expand their repertoire into two- and three-dimensional work. This beautiful and hugely practical book includes diagrams, detailed drawings and stitch information to guide the reader through different techniques. A fresh approach from leading textile artist Jean Draper.
Digital Textile Design, Second edition
Written specifically for textile designers, Digital Textile Design provides the know-how for students and professionals who wish to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as design tools by examining how they can access the techniques of digital textile printing and providing an insight into the technology involved.
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 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.
Textile Visionaries: Innovation and Sustainability in Textile Des: 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.
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
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.
Functional Clothing Design: From Sportswear to Spacesuits
Radical Decadence: Excess in Contemporary Feminist Textiles and Craft
Night Fever: Designing Club Culture: 1960-Today
Barron & Larcher Textile Designers
The story of pioneering modernist designer-makers Phylis Barron and Dorothy Larcher.
Weaving Bateman Blend: My Own Journey
Cultural Threads: Transnational Textiles Today
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.
Inside the Royal Wardrobe: A Dress History of Queen Alexandra
Jacqueline Groag: Textile Designer
Showcases the textiles design work of Czech designer Jacqueline Groag.
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.
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.
Complete Guide to Designing and Printing Fabric
The Complete Guide to Designing and Printing Fabric is a comprehensive handbook covering everything there is to know about designing and printing fabric
Sewing for the Apparel Industry: Pearson New International Edition
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.
Concepts of Pattern Grading: Bundle Book + Studio Access Card
Striking patterns: Global Traces in Local Ikat Fashion
Without losing the thread, on the trail of a living weaving tradition
Fashion Forecasters: A Hidden History of Color and Trend Prediction
Veiled Presence: Body and Drapery from Giotto to Titian
Queen's Embroiderer: A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis
Grammar of Pattern
Ascher: The Mad Silkman
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.
Zandra Rhodes: Textile Revolution: Medals, Wiggles and Pop 1961-1971
Features stunning photography of never-before-seen textiles, drawings and archival images combined with fashion photography.
Fashion Sewing: Advanced Techniques
Fashion Show: History, theory and practice
Costume and Design for Devised and Physical Theatre
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
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.
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.