Basics Fashion Design 02: Textiles and Fashion: Exploring Printed Textiles, Knitwear, Embroidery, Menswear and Womenswear

Author(s): Jenny Udale

Fine Arts

Textiles and Fashion explores the integration of textile design with fashion. It begins with a brief history of textiles, showing the links with technical innovation and social developments. It then focuses on the processes of textile design, including the ethical and sustainable issues around textiles today. The book also provides practical information on fibre production, dyeing and finishing techniques. Various surface treatments are explored, as well as the way in which colour and trend influences fashion and textiles. Through case studies and interviews, fashion and textile designers discuss their production processes and how they use textiles in their work. New to the second edition are exercises to help students to explore and further their knowledge of textiles and fashion.


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Examines the process of creating and using fashion textiles and discusses the processes involved in fibre production, dyeing and finishing, and explores weaving and knitting.

Jenny Udale is a lecturer at the University of Middlesex and Ravensbourne College, UK. Jenny is also a freelance textile and womanswear designer. She is the author of the first edition of Textiles and Fashion (AVA Publishing, 2008) and the co-author of The Fundamentals of Fashion Design, 2nd edition (2012).

Introduction Chapter 1: The textile sample: Researching textiles; Designing textiles; Textiles into production; Future fabrics; Interview; Exercise Chapter 2: Fibres: Natural; Man-made; Yarn; Dyeing; Interview; Exercise Chapter 3: Fabric construction: Weave; Knit; Craft-based construction; Non-woven construction; Interview; Exercise Chapter 4: Surface Treatments: Print processes; Printing media; Pattern; Embroidery; Fabric manipulation; Embellishment; Interview; Exercise Chapter 5: Colour and Trends: Colour; Colour and design; Trend prediction; Flow of information; Interview; Exercise Chapter 6: Textiles Used in Fashion Design: Choosing fabrics for fashion design; Designing with textiles; Garment construction; Interview; Exercise Conclusion Glossary Bibliography Useful resources Acknowledgements and picture credits Working with ethics

General Fields

  • : 9782940496006
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Fairchild Books
  • : December 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 200
  • : Jenny Udale
  • : Paperback