Most popular Textile design & theory books
The most popular Textile design & theory books currently available. Updated weekly.
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.
Presenting outstanding costumes and insightful texts about one of the greatest private collections of 20th-century fashion
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.
An invaluable sourcebook of Indian textile patterns, organized by pattern type and explored by technique, and covering every region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exploring the origins and lasting significance of a dynamic, subversive, and interactive artform
Showcases the textiles design work of Czech designer Jacqueline Groag.
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.
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.
The Complete Guide to Designing and Printing Fabric is a comprehensive handbook covering everything there is to know about designing and printing fabric
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.
The captivating story of Tudor dress, its construction and symbolism, and the people who made and wore it
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
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.
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.
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.
Without losing the thread, on the trail of a living weaving tradition
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.
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.
Charts the most important historical period of the Kashmir shawl's stylistic evolution.
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.
Sourcing Ideas is a visual goldmine for designers greedy for inspiration. The book includes a huge array of beautiful and diverse images, but it is more than a sourcebook. Using a number of different approaches, it teaches readers how to look for inspiration in the world around them, and how to extract visual information from a variety of sources
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.
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.
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.
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.