Textile design is a complex field of practice which operates in a competitive, global industry. Designers need to take into account not only the design but also the manufacture, technological development and application of the final product. Textile Design provides a broad overview of the fundamentals of and advances in textile design, as well as practical case studies of relevant industries. Part 1 covers the principles of fabric construction as applied to textile design, with chapters on fundamental principles, woven and knitted textile design. Part 2 discusses surface approaches to textile design, with chapters on such topics as surface design of textiles, printed and embroidered textile design, dyeing and finishing and the use of color in textile design. Finally, Part 3 focuses on the applications and advances in textile design, including chapters covering color trend forecasting, sustainable textile design, fashion, interior and 2D to 3D design considerations and new developments in technical and future textiles.
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